Ian Christoplos


Ian Christoplos is an evaluator and consultant working primarily with NIRAS Indevelop. He is also a senior researcher in Natural Resources and Poverty at the Danish Institute for International Studies. Ian's work over the past twenty-five years has included assignments and research in a range of sectors, with a primary emphasis on agriculture, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction and humanitarian assistance. He has lived and worked in Sudan, Lesotho and Angola. He has undertaken a range of assignments in Laos, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Viet Nam, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Afghanistan, Costa Rica, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Kosovo, Serbia, Gambia, Uganda, Central Asia, and Sri Lanka.

Ian has undertaken assignments with bilateral agencies such as Sida, SDC, DFID, GIZ. His UN experience includes work with FAO, UNOCHA and UNDP. He has performed consultancies for the World Bank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Ian has been actively involved with global development policy fora, including the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Assistance (ALNAP), the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and the Commission on Climate Change and Development.

Ian's research focuses on how local actors manage multiple risks related to markets, environmental change and conflict. In his evaluation and consultancy work he has applied his research in exploring how to achieve more relevant and sustainable outcomes and greater coherence in capacity development efforts related to markets, food security and climate change adaptation.

Languages: Fluent in English (mother tongue) and Swedish; working knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.