Neil Fowler

Principal manager, Adam Smith International

Neil Fowler is an international development professional with 10 years’ experience in institutional reform. He began his career as a management consultant in Accenture, before leaving to work with the Government of Indonesia in its Tsunami response in 2005. From there, Neil has focused on reform in fragile states. Neil has worked in Afghanistan, Vietnam, Sierra Leone and Somalia.

Neil has a masters degree from the London School of Economics and has previously managed Princeton’s Innovations for Successful Societies.

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Tamkeen - governance and humanitarian support in the midst of violent conflict

The Tamkeen programme was implemented by Adam Smith International from 2013 to 2016, in opposition-held parts of Syria. The programme sought to support Syrian communities to build good governance while simultaneously satisfying humanitarian needs. The DFID-funded programme was widely hailed as a success, despite operating in a constantly changing environment.

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