​Steve Pollard

Independent Consultant
Profile / Bio: 

​Steve Pollard spent the first 10 years of his career, from 1973 to 1982, working as an agricultural economist throughout the developing world. He was Chief Planning Officer with the Government of Kiribati from 1983 to 1986. He worked with the Asian Development Bank from 1996 to 2011 employed in various positions mostly on development of the Pacific Islands. Since 2012 he has been working as a consultant. His presentation will focus on Indigenous Peoples in the SIDS of the Pacific islands, highlighting better approaches to building capacities for development, the importance of continued strengthening of core government functions and the necessity of participation.