Richard Waddington

Principal Associate

Based in London

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Richard has extensive experience in private sector development. He provides strategic support to Triple Line's private sector development and trade and industrialisation portfolios.

Richard brings 18 years of experience related to private sector development and market systems development, trade facilitation, youth employment and business environment reform from across Africa and Asia. He also brings extensive experience in the design of M&E systems for private sector programming. He leads on design, delivery and evaluation of PSD and trade and industrialisation projects and programmes funded by a diverse range of donor and private sector clients.

His most recent assignments have included supporting Trade Mark East Africa in the design and implementation of their Trade and Logistics Cluster programme in Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, as well as providing ongoing support to the Master Card Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity.

Richard was previously Head of Growth for Adam Smith International, leading programme delivery and business development across a range of thematic areas relating to private sector development and inclusive growth in Eastern and Southern Africa. Before that, he was seconded for five years to the Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) where he was responsible for the delivery of the £23 million multi-donor Kenya Market Assistance Programme, designed to apply a market systems development approach to small holder agriculture and basic services across Kenya.

Country Experience

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia
Afghanistan, India, Indonesia
Moldova, Belgium