A multinational team with a broad range of skills and experience.
Annie Norfolk Beadle
Annie is a political economist with over a decade of experience working for multilateral organisations, providing policy advice and managing complex stakeholder engagement in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.
She worked as an Advisor and Project Manager for nine years at the OECD, first on private sector development projects in Southeast Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Southeast Asia, and latterly on education policy in Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia. Annie co-wrote two OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education, for Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and developed new work on national assessment with the Government of Thailand.
Prior to this, she worked extensively on helping the OECD’s partner countries to improve their business environment for SMEs—in this role, Annie implemented one of the OECD’s largest voluntary grants, the Canada-OECD Project for ASEAN SMEs (COPAS), co-wrote the ASEAN SME Policy Index 2018, and supported the Government of Ukraine to design a financial instrument to help smallholder farmers access credit. In these roles she was responsible for managing complex projects, working with a wide variety of stakeholders to secure strategic policy outcomes.
Before joining the OECD, Annie worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, based in Geneva, and she spent a year working for a commodities firm in Calcutta, India.
Annie holds an MSc. in European Political Economy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and she serves as a School Governor for Woodside Junior School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. She has a keen interest in innovative finance and impact investing, particularly in the field of education.