Peter Taylor is Associate Director for the Think Tank Initiatives. Before joining IDRC, Peter was the Leader of the Participation, Power and Social Change Team, at the Institute of Development Studies where he spent the last 6 years. Prior to that, he worked as a technical advisor for the Swiss development cooperation NGO Helvetas, and as a lecturer at the AERDD at the University of Reading, UK. Peter has a background and doctorate in agricultural education. He has worked, published and taught on the theory and practice of capacity development in international contexts, the role of education systems and institutions in participatory and social change. He has particular interests in organisational learning and change, and programme evaluation. He has worked in many countries of the world, especially in East and Southern Africa and Central, South and South East Asia.