Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources
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Alongside his work with Chatham House, Alex Evans is a senior fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, where he works on issues including international development, climate change, and resource scarcity. He has a particular focus on the post-2015 international development agenda, and has undertaken work on it with the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Brookings Institution, Unilever, the World Resources Institute, and the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit. Other current and recent projects include research on global climate policy with the Center for Global Development, a secondment to the UN secretary-general’s office as the writer of the 2011 UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, working with the UN Development Programme’s senior management team on their next Strategic Plan, and assisting former UK prime minister Gordon Brown with a forthcoming book on the world in 2025. He lives and works in Ethiopia.


  • International development
  • Post-2015 development agenda/Millennium Development Goals
  • Resource scarcity
  • Global climate change policy


2006 - Senior Research Fellow, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
2011 Seconded to UN Secretary-General's office as writer for UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability
2003 - 06Special adviser, Department for International Development (DFID)