Richard Morgan is the Director of the Child Poverty Global Initiative at Save the Children.
Previously, Richard was the Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda at UNICEF, responsible for promoting children’s rights and equity through engaging in the multi-stakeholder processes leading up to 2015. Richard was the Director and earlier Deputy Director of Policy and Practice at UNICEF Headquarters in New York from 2002-2012, responsible for organizational standards and practice in the areas of gender equality, children's rights, reaching marginalized populations, child and youth participation and communication for development. Richard also led UNICEF's work on child statistics and advocacy for child-focused, pro-poor social and economic policies. Earlier, Richard worked in Africa for more than two decades as a rural development specialist, economic and social sector advisor and humanitarian programme manager. He was a civil servant for seven years with the Government of Botswana at central and local government levels, working on household food security, livelihood and poverty reduction programmes before joining UNICEF.
Richard is a graduate of the University of Oxford, UK (BA in Economics, Politics and Philosophy) and obtained his Masters’ Degree in Development Economics at the University of East Anglia.