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Haidar Ali

Public Policy Researcher International Development

Works remotely from Jakarta

  • -6.182283
  • 106.839426
  • Suggested rate £300 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


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  • English

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Skills (8)

Haidar in a few words

I am an international development professional with 10+ years of public policy experience working for UK government departments including department for Statistics (ONS), Environment (Defra), International Development (DfiD), Cabinet Office and the British Council. I have worked in six countries including: Ghana, El Salvador, India, Jordan, Indonesia and the UK. Recently, through my sustainability consulting firm I have secured projects with USAID, EU, ADB, SADC, AfDB and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Highlight of my career has been securing EUR 5 million for a higher
education project in the ASEAN region managing both EU commission and ASEAN Secretariat policy processes.


Sustainable Transitions


London, UK

March 2022 - Today (8 months)

This is my creative business which allows me to explore climate change policies. I have engaged several international donors to help them understand sustainability issues, including, value chain analysis, ESG, regulatory environment, free trade and investments, impacts on indigenous communities. Honestly, it's a work in progress, I'm learning developing my passion and collaborating, connecting with others to make an impact. Sustainability is a large field, hopefully through this project we can make it smaller and more management, as the old adage goes - how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

CAREC Free Trade Agreement consultant

August 2021 - March 2022 (7 months)

Provided research, analysis and strategies to develop a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) model based on case studies from RCEP, China-Georgia and EAEU FTA agreements.


Supply Chain Resilience for Southeast Asia

August 2021 - March 2022 (7 months)

Providing academic, practical and multi-stakeholder research for USAID's strategy to support Southeast Asia re-emerge post pandemic more resilient against shocks and reduced vulnerability and impacts from global supply chain risks.

The Commonwealth

Manufacturing 4.0 in Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

June 2021 - August 2021 (2 months)

The main industries for Pacific SIDS are: tourism, manufacturing, extractives and agri-business, however, each SIDS has a different profile, often dominated by one industry, usually, servicing lower end of the value chain. I supported the development of national policies to support existing industries through a combination of innovation policy, market access and preferential trading and funding instruments (specifically for MSMEs) as well as low-carbon transitions and seabed mining.

SADC Secretariat

TVET policy for Lesotho

May 2021 - July 2021 (2 months)

Provided Strategic advice on tripartite TVET governance structure for Government of Lesotho based on EU, ASEAN and SADC regional experiences.


Senior Manager for €15m Higher Education programme in ASEAN


August 2018 - June 2021 (2 years and 10 months)

Senior leader for the development, implementation and sustainability of the flagship Higher Education programme in the ASEAN region funded be the EU and supported by all ASEAN Member States.


Strategist for Innovation Funds in MENA Region

Amman, Jordan

July 2017 - August 2018 (1 year and 1 month)

Managed the development of the Middle East North Africa (MENA) regional Innovation Fund to support outcomes for Youth, women and girls, refugees and displaced people to have access to quality education, skills and economic development and community resilience. I managed teams across all the MENA countries where British Council has a presence.


Assistant Director, British Council in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

October 2015 - June 2017 (1 year and 8 months)

Lead on UK and India cooperation for opportunities in Education, Arts and Society. Worked with Members of Parliament (MPs) in both the UK and India to better understand bilateral collaborative work on the ground.

Government Digital Service

Cybersecurity Advisor for UK Ministerial Departments

September 2014 - September 2015 (1 year)

Developed operating models for the five largest UK Ministerial Departments to strengthen cybersecurity capabilities.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Common Agricultural Policy Development (CAPD) Manager for £150m IT Transformation programme

September 2013 - September 2015 (2 years)

Managed 20 strategic, development and diagnostic teams to the deliver the UK's flagship Common Agricultural Development (CAPD) IT Programme to make digital subsidy payments to approximately 100,000 farmers in the UK.

Department for International Development (DFID)

International Volunteer

July 2013 - September 2013 (2 months)

Office for National Statistics

Census Official

January 2011 - January 2012 (1 year)

Department for International Development

International Volunteer

March 2010 - May 2010 (2 months)


Customer Advisor

November 2009 - February 2010 (3 months)


Sales Assistant

November 2007 - December 2008 (1 year and 1 month)