HamishHamish Goldie-Scot is a Civil Engineer and Planner with 40 years experience of studying and helping to shape the interface between infrastructure, society and the environment in developing countries. He has particularly strong experience in the development and review of participatory good governance initiatives, in the construction and maintenance of rural roads, and more generally in enhancing the pro-poor impact of both public and private sector investments in infrastructure. Recent consultancy work includes the facilitation of Civil Society Monitoring of the Public Procurement of Roads in Mongolia, conceptualisation of a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework for an innovative provincial road project in Indonesia, and a series of sectoral diagnostic studies to constraints on performance and related governance risks in the construction sector in Ethiopia and Indonesia.

Hamish’s interest in and approach to international development was shaped while serving for two years as a volunteer teacher in Zambia in the 1970s. He has since worked as a Civil Engineer, Pro-Poor Planner, Trainer, Monitoring & Evaluation or Governance expert in 30 countries, on a mixture of long, medium and short term assignments. These range from village-level rural access initiatives in Africa to the facilitation of Ministerial-level international discussions about corruption risks in Asia. The broad-based nature of both his qualifications and experience enables him to apply his skills across a wide range of disciplines and sectors, including roads, water supply, the environment, rural development, telecommunications, education, slum upgrading, regional planning, fisheries and civil society monitoring.

Hamish’s distinctive approach to his work is based on over 30 years of close and at time confidential consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, making use where appropriate of relational audits and associated tools he has developed to help identify, understand and address underlying constraints on performance. His experience of working within government posts helps ensure that resulting proposals for corrective action are prepared in the light of practical constraints likely to limit the scope and timing of policy decisions. He is a strong advocate of the role for Civil Engineers in the identification, planning, preparation, implementation and review of infrastructure projects in developing countries to extend beyond the mere provision of technical expertise, and to have more bearing on associated social, economic, and environmental consideration.

Countries of Work Experience (Highlighted for last ten years). Click here for a map of country experience broken down by category.

Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, East Timor, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malawi, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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