James Keeley


James Keeley is a researcher, consultant and project manager specialising in food and agricultural development (particularly in Africa), China as an international development actor and UK engagement with China on shared challenges and global public goods. He was previously Head of the Programme Management Office for AgriTT, an FCDO funded trilateral cooperation programme in the agricultural sector with Chinese and Malawian and government partners, with pilot projects in Malawi and Uganda and management of a Research Challenge Fund. Before this he was Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) where he was China lead and worked on agriculture, climate and sustainability themes for clients such as DEFRA, DFID and the Ford Foundation. He was a researcher at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, working on policy processes for genetically modified crops in China and Zimbabwe and soils management in Africa. James has expertise in project monitoring and evaluation. He has also worked on health related assignments. He writes and presents regularly for Oxford Analytica on China policy issues. He is co-author of ‘Understanding Environmental Policy Processes: cases from Africa’ (Earthscan).