Jonathan Beynon joined CGD in 2023 as a senior policy associate in CGD’s Europe programme, focusing on climate finance and development. He previously spent 26 years with DFID/FCDO, the last 7 as senior economist in the Energy, Climate and Environment Directorate working on the economics of climate change, climate smart development, climate finance and COP26/7. He also worked in a variety of DFID policy and operational roles covering budget support, aid effectiveness, macroeconomic analysis, debt, public financial management, trade, resource allocation, country strategy development, and donor coordination. This included six years seconded to the European Commission working on budget support (2006-12), and country postings to South Africa (1997-1999), Uganda (2002-2006) and Zimbabwe (2012-2014). Prior to that he was a research economist at FSG (Oxford University) and ODI Fellow in Botswana. Jonathan holds a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, and an MSc in Agricultural Economics from Reading University.