Alex Evans

Author, The Myth Gap in England, United Kingdom

Alex Evans

Author, The Myth Gap in England, United Kingdom

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Alex is the author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren't Enough?, published by Eden Project Books and Penguin in early 2017.

He is a Senior Fellow at New York University's Center on International Cooperation, and is currently on secondment as research director for the Business Commission on Sustainable Development, a two year project involving CEOs from companies like Unilever, Ericsson, Pearson, Alibaba and Aviva to explore how business can help realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. From early 2017 Alex will be working as a campaign director at Avaaz.

Over the last two decades Alex has worked on global issues in the UN Secretary-General's office, as Special Adviser to two UK Secretaries of State for International Development (Valerie Amos and Hilary Benn), and as a consultant for organisations from Oxfam to the US National Intelligence Council.

Other recent work includes co-authoring The Restorative Economy, a report for the NGO Tearfund, and research on global climate policy with the Center for Global Development among others.

All of Alex's publications are available here; he also blogs at Global Dashboard (which he co-edits), is a regular contributor on development to the Guardian, and occasionally posts progressive house mixes on Soundcloud.

Alex is married to Emma Williams, and they live in North Yorkshire with their children Isabel (6) and Kit (3).