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Oliver Clark
Capacity Building, M&E, Management Expert (English & French) , International Development Projects, Productivity & Lean
Paris, France
Oliver Clark, US/French, Development Econonomist, 4 working languages, high adaptability, Mediation & Communicating skills.
Over 30 years' experience on projects : Strategy, SME support, Institutional Capacity-Building, Monitoring & Evaluation, Business Consultancy, Project Management, TNA & Training, Communication and Visibility.
Assignements in over 40 countries: USAID,WorldBank,EC,UNDP,EBRD
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Business & Enterprise :
? Business Development Services : (BDS), Business Advisory Services (BAS) : regulation, design, organisation, SME access to finance
? HRM : Private & Public Sector, Organisational Development (OD), Human Resources Dev. (HRD)
? Export promotion : Marketing, Trade facilitation (North-South & S-S), Barter agreements, Trade fairs
? International Marketing, Sales policy, export promotion and international distribution, Food Safety
? Commercial Diplomacy : preparation / organisation of talks, participation in negotiations, moderation of work groups, EPAs
? Privatisation in transition economies : Strategy, Rationalisation, Productivity, Re-engineering (BPR)

Project :
? Strategic Management : Forecasting & Planning, Information analysis, Crisis prevention
? Management Information Systems : (MIS), Logical framework, design and installation of communications flows
? Search for partners and international funding agencies. Presentation and negotiations of partnerships
? Lobbying on behalf of projects and /or enterprises, design and application of lobbying strategy.
? PPP : Private Public Partnerships : conception, management & regulation, Mixed-Capital enterprises consortia & projects, Guarantee Funds
? Purchasing policies : Organisational / institutional Procurement, purchasing and procurement, inventory management, EOQs

Economics & Strategy :
? Geo-strategic analysis : regional or multilateral economic, trade and political integration, Trade competition, political stability analysis
? Macro-economic studies : sectorial or general analysis and policy recommendations, econometrics, research,
? National Competitiveness: Strategy design. Identification of priorities & bottlenecks for reform and liberalisation
? Island economies : SIDS, OCTs, DOM, TOM, experience in social & economic specificities of Insular environments

Technical & Quality :
? Quality issues : ISO 9000, Standards,(QMS), Total Quality Management (TQM), Baldridge
? PR & Communication : Press analysis, writing, Institutional image-building, Corporate networking, Media plans
? Agricultural & Agro-industrial projects : Commodity crops / transformation. Plantations, farm management, industrial processes, marketing
? Agro-business : Design and development of sustainable and wealth-generating Agricultural models
? Micro-credit : Development of sustainable models, micro-banking systems & loan policies for SMEs, Microenterprise support
? Handicraft : Micro-Entreprises, Cooperatives, Informal Sector, Women’s association, Refugees etc..

Ethics & Humanitarian :
? Good Governance : Business Ethics, Integrity training (Civil service & business), anti-corruption tasks, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
? Refugee Issues: Re-settlement, logistics, procurement serving poor & displaced populations


Countries worked in :Afghanistan, Algeria, Aruba, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chin
MSc. Economics 1994 - 1996 Krannert Business School, Purdue Univ. USA

M B A 1994 – 1996 ESC Rouen, France

M.A, History (Law as minor) 1983 – 1984 Sorbonne, Paris,

B.A. equivalent 1982 – 1983 Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris

Accredited Mediator (AIA, Brussels, 2012) for Civil and Commercial disputes, Registed legal expert for Paris High Court of Appeals

Affiliations and Achievements:
Affiliations :
Transparency International (France)
Arbitration International Association (Belgium)
Mediacion y Convivencia (Spain)
InterMediation (UK)
TAA : Tropical Agriculture Association (UK)

Other Skills :


Project Design and Communications Management: Team leadership for Corporate or Institutional image-building, Enterprise Visibility development strategies and programming, Lobbying and Corporate marketing, Communication and PR Strategy, Press and event-focused public communication

Institutional Communication & PR : Communication Strategy and Plan, National / Corporate Image-building, Corporate & Project Identity, Logos, Colour and Graphic Charter, Visibility & PR, Market Surveillance, Organization or animation of seminars & round tables, Media relations, Press and Social Media content, Public speaking and speech-writing

National Business / SME Competitiveness: Business Advisory Services, Service-sector SMEs, Micro and informal sector enterprise Support policies, Business Support Institutions (BSI) Strategy design, Business Support Organisation (BSO) development, Identification of priorities & bottlenecks for Service Sector reform and liberalisation

Training & Education

? Education & Training Issues : Training Needs Analysis, Costing, Strategy / Program / Methodology design of Training Courses, HRD & capacity Building
? Macro-economic analysis on Education and Employment : Education Strategy, Costing, Cost Benefit Analysis, Youth Employability policies
? VET : Competency-based approach, Education standards, VET & Adult Education strategy, Education system upgrade & reform, Programme definition
? Workshop management & organisation : facilitation, moderation. Training, Parliamentary procedures for workshops, meetings and Round Tables
? Management trainer : Management topics, Change Management, Training of Trainers (ToT), Presentation & Negotiations, Problem-solving
? Negotiations and Mediation : Alternative dispute resolution (ADR), Co-arbitration, Counselling for negotiation teams, Training

Trade and International Trade Strategy

? Commercial diplomacy : Negotiations international trade agreements, Trade preference systems / EPA Impact assessment, Trade Policy & Agreements (Regional & Multilateral), WTO process, Facilitating Trade links, Moderation of disputes (Accredited AIA Mediator for commercial disputes)
? Trade studies and Promotion : Economic Impact Assessment, Aid-for-Trade, Trade-related Assistance (TRA), Trade facilitation (North-South & S-S), Barter and other Trade systems, Trade fairs, Contract review,
? Export promotion: Marketing, trade facilitation, Fair Trade issues, traditional crafts and products, Trade facilitation (North-South & S-S), Barter agreements
? Value-chain identification & analysis : for sectoral / regional / social / rural trade and Export development. Economic Planning, Constraints identification
? Development economics and econometrics : Project design and formulation and projects management for Macro-economic and Trade development (regional or sectorial)
? Monitoring & Evaluation: Impact assessment, Statistical study, Project audit, M&E systems design
? Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) : Negotiations, Conciliation, Co-arbitration, Counselling for negotiation teams, Training

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Italian, basic Arabic
    France , United States
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