Paul Healey

Head of Profession, Department for International Development


Paul Healey recently became Head of Profession for Social Development at DFID (the UK’s Department for International Development), leading a cadre of 90+ social development professionals, providing thought leadership and social development advice across DFID. Previously, Paul was head of DFID’s World Bank Team responsible for DFID’s institutional engagement with the World Bank, negotiating IDA 17 IDA and the UK’s corporate engagement with the World Bank. Paul was also head of DFID’s Growth Policy Team and responsible for establishing the International Growth Centre. Paul Healey is a social sector specialist and formerly led DFID’s programmes in social development in Sudan, Somalia, Brazil and Central America. He has a PhD in Social and Economic Policy.


Forum Participation


Panel Discussion ‘Social Accountability: Themes and Trends’