Arjan de Haan

Director, Inclusive Economies

Arjan de Haan is the Director of IDRC’s Inclusive Economies program. He leads a multidisciplinary team that strengthens policy research capacity in developing countries on issues of economic policy, governance, and health systems. He previously led IDRC programing on poverty reduction, employment, growth and gender equality, including the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program. Before joining IDRC, Arjan was Social Development Advisor at the UK’s Department for International Development for 10 years, in the Policy Division and in China and India, leading work on poverty analysis and social protection. He also taught international development at the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands, Guelph University in Canada, and University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. Arjan holds a PhD in social history from Erasmus University Rotterdam.