Max Walter is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Development Alternatives. He has led CDA research on SMEs, entrepreneurship, economic transformation, energy, skills development and labour markets.
Previously, he worked in D.R. Congo as a programme manager and technical adviser on ELAN RDC, one of the largest market systems development programmes worldwide. He has also worked extensively as an economic development consultant for a range of clients including Oxford Policy Management, Adam Smith International, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, Copia Global (a Nairobi-based social business), Slum Dwellers International, Christian Aid, GIZ and GOPA Consulting.