David Kennedy

David Kennedy was appointed as the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s first Director-General for Economic Development in June 2015. He has worked on development finance, strategy and investment at the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he was most recently Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations. He has a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.

Content by David Kennedy
  • Blog post

    DFID's approach to economic development

    In today’s blog, DFID’s Director General for Economic Development, David Kennedy, makes the case for inclusive growth, highlighting the importance of better jobs, improved governance and infrastructure and the elimination of social and economic barriers faced by women and girls in low-income countries. We know inclusive economic growth is the main driver of long term...

    23 Oct 2015 | David Kennedy