Elwyn Grainger-Jones

Director, Policy, Partnerships and Operations Division, Global Environment Facility (GEF)

Elwyn Grainger-Jones is the Director of Policy, Partnerships and Operations Division at the Global Environment Facility, hosted by the World Bank in Washington. Prior to that, he set up and led IFAD’s Environment and Climate Division, where he created the innovative new Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP). Before that, he led the Climate and Environment Department at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), which included managing UK’s efforts to help design the Climate Investment Funds (‘CIFs’). Other positions held include working in EBRD on the development of its energy efficiency portfolio and poverty impact assessment tools, working in the World Bank as their trade representative in Geneva, leading a World Bank report on export diversification and agriculture in Botswana, working as a DFID economist in South East Asia, and leading DFID’s trade negotiations policy team. Mr. Grainger-Jones started his career as an Overseas Development Institute fellow in Guyana in 1993, having studied Economics at the London School of Economics and the University of Warwick.