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Timothy Hobden Timothy Hobden
Principal Associate

Timothy is a principal associate within our Private Sector Development practice, where he specialises in the design, management and evaluation of donor and philanthropic programmes. His experience includes assignments covering all aspects of programme design and implementation: from initial gap analysis and investment strategy formulation through to the detailed design of governance processes, grant management, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

Prior to joining IPE Triple Line as an associate consultant Timothy worked as a managing consultant for Genesis Analytics in South Africa, as a senior technical advisor for the South African governments’ Jobs Fund, and as the team leader for the Shared Growth Challenge Fund. Themes running through all of this work have been an emphasis on strong governance principles, market based approaches to development, results-based management and ensuring that an explicit theory of change guides the strategy of the programme. Timothy has supported the creation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the World Food Programme, the OECD and the UNDP, and has designed programmes and foundations worth over €100m for the World Bank, KfW, DFID and several corporate clients. He has significant challenge fund expertise, having designed and overseen the €695 million SA Jobs Fund governance framework and having developed the fund’s investment strategy across several funding windows. Timothy also led the implementation of the Shared Growth Challenge Fund from 2009 – 2011.

Timothy holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and a BSc in Economics and Geography from the University of Natal. Timothy speaks intermediate German and Afrikaans.


Timothy has country experience in:

  • Africa: South Africa, Mozambique, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia

  • Asia: India

  • Europe: Germany, Italy

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