Evelyn Dietsche is an independent development consultant and sustainability advisor, who has intermittedly worked with OPM since 2002, contributing to projects commissioned by international development agencies, corporate clients, industry associations and research organizations.
She has close to 20 years of experience, of which she spent several years in the corporate sector serving as sustainable development manager (BG Group). Focusing mainly on the energy and the resources sectors, she has led and contributed to strategic risk analysis, socio-economic impact assessments and applied research projects on sustainability issues, including for the ICMM, IPIECA, UNU-WIDER, the EU and the Gates Foundation.
A strong conceptual thinker, her particular strength is policy, institutional and political-economic analysis. At the same time, her experience has also included hands-on delivery of corporate social performance and strategic social investment programmes, public financial management reforms, and capacity building and organisational development.
Evelyn holds a PhD in resource sector governance (CEPMLP, Dundee) and postgraduate degrees in development economics (SOAS, London) and public policy and management (Konstanz). She has taught CPD and postgraduate courses for the University of Dundee and is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House’s Department of Energy, Environment and Resources.