Peter Wilson joined the Basel Institute on Governance as a Programme Officer for the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) in December 2019. He has more than 10 years’ experience managing the delivery of complex development programmes in anti-corruption, local governance, and civil society strengthening for non-governmental and private sector organisations. Peter has managed programmes for international development partners – including DANIDA, DFID, EU, GIZ, SDC, USAID and the World Bank – in East Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and Central and South East Asia.
Prior to joining the Basel Institute on Governance, Peter was based in Kampala, Uganda, managing the Strengthening Uganda’s Anti-corruption Response Technical Advisory Facility (SUGAR TAF), a £14 million DFID- and EU-funded anti-corruption project implemented by Adam Smith International (ASI) in partnership with the Basel Institute on Governance. During his time with ASI, Peter managed a number of projects in Tunisia and Jordan, including the delivery of mentorship and institutional development support to strengthen the investigation and prosecution of corruption related cases at the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre (ACJC) in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Prior to working with ASI, Peter worked with international NGOs – including Concern Worldwide, International Rescue Committee and People in Need – in Afghanistan and Myanmar.
Peter holds a LLB in Law and a MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.