Dan Aylward is a development and macro economist with 9 years’ of experience in economic consulting and policy. He works in Vivid Economics’ growth and development practice area, focusing on macroeconomic analysis, economic modelling and private sector development. He brings experience in mixed-method analyses, including statistical and deterministic modelling, qualitative research and stakeholder consultation, to issues such as forecasting, sector prioritisation, regulatory change, economic and social impact assessments and intervention evaluations.
He has led projects for public and private sector clients in mainly in the UK and sub-saharan Africa, but has also and the Middle East. His clients have included the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, Department for International Development, IFC, Land Registry, as well as private sector clients in the financial, energy, telecoms, transport, oil and gas, housing and manufacturing sectors. He previously spent two years in Lesotho working on industrial policy and business environment reforms, alongside all major government departments, multilateral organisations (including UNDP, UNIDO, IMF, World Bank, EU, ILO) and with civil society and NGOs.
He holds an MA in Economics and Management and MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.