Halina Ward

Halina Ward

Halina Ward is a Senior Associate with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) where she has been closely involved in the Institute’s disruptive change initiative. The initiative explores how Southern civil society organisations are impacted by, and address, disruptive change, and the implications for international NGOs and funders.

Halina currently serves as a member of the roster of Experts with the Project Complaint Mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is a Visiting Research Fellow with the Policy Studies Institute of the University of Westminster. Her work spans investment governance, monitoring and evaluation, smart cities, civic engagement, and human rights and environment.  

Previous roles include Director of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development; Director of the Business and Sustainable Development Programme at IIED; and Senior Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Halina holds an LLM (Law and Development) from the University of London and qualified as a solicitor in 1992.


Fallen tree across road
24 March 2016
What can we learn from how southern NGOs have managed, adapted and innovated in the face of disruptive change?
Baby getting a health check
29 June 2015
More companies are now financing corporate investment to meet international development priorities through for-profit, commercial ventures, and looking to make a positive impact in the communities that they serve
16 February 2015
Bitcoin is now the fastest growing currency in the world. It isn't bound by political and national boundaries. It's open to anyone worldwide. And it's just one of numerous so-called "cryptocurrencies" which have the "block chain" at their heart.