Jonathan Glennie

Jonathan Glennie

Independent writer/researcher

Jonathan has over 20 years’ experience in international development, from building campaigns and running NGOs, to managing cross-country research projects and advising on high-level strategy and policy. A well-known analyst and commentator, he is an expert on development cooperation, including impact and results, the role of the private sector and sustainability.

Most recently, he was Director, Sustainable Development Research Centre at Ipsos where he was responsible for leading the expansion of global business into the international development sector. Previously, he was Director of Policy and Research at Save the Children and Senior Research Fellow at ODI.

He has also written two books on aid.


Marathon start
30 July 2018
How do today’s INGO leaders decide when radical change is required, and when to recommit to long-held values and ways of working?

Conference sessions

Connect strand

Interrogate the dynamics and structures that perpetuate the imbalance of power, resources and funds between northern and local organisations.



Mon, 03/23/2020 -
14:15 to 15:30
Nurture strand

With the third sector being less diverse than the private and public sectors, we discuss how to nurture a diverse workforce and inclusive organisational culture. 



Tue, 03/24/2020 -
10:45 to 12:15
Influence Session
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With the space for civil society closing down around the world, this session will look at new ways to defend civil society.



Mon, 03/20/2017 -
14:15 to 15:45