International Development ... from Albania to Vietnam


Robert Simpson
Managing Director
Innova International Development

rsimpson @

Tel: 1-705-454-3464

About Innova International Development Ltd.

A national corporation, Innova International Development Limited provides professional consulting services to developing nations and development partners. Innova provides advisory services to the Canadian International Development Agency, World Bank, UNDP, and Inter-American Development Bank.

Innova services include program risk assessment and risk management, preparation of approval documents for development partners, and monitoring and evaluating projects.

Robert Simpson - National Governance Specialist

A senior government executive and international finance and governance consultant for a combined 50 years, Bob has comprehensive experience managing government and completing high level consulting assignments. Bob has planned, directed, executed and evaluated projects in 22 countries in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Americas. A governance specialist, he has designed, monitored, evaluated and managed projects on central governance, public administration reform, national development strategies, economic management, enterprise development, and financial markets. Bob’s experience includes: Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Hungary, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Russia, Sao Tome e Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Bob worked in high level policy, legislative and administrative positions in Ontario, Canada. He was an official participant in more than 400 Cabinet and Cabinet Committee meetings in Ontario.

As Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Financial Institutions, he was a member of the Cabinet Committee on Justice which developed policy and legislation for the entire justice sector in Ontario and the relationships between justice and other governance sectors (social, resources and economic).

As Assistant Secretary of the Management Board of Cabinet, he approved and supervised the presentation of everything financial and administrative covering government operations. He saw and approved everything dealing with governing the province.

As Assistant Deputy Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations, he was responsible for public policy and regulation for the entire non- financial marketplace. He initiated marketplace policies and designed and enforced new business laws. He exercised the judicial powers of an Ontario Supreme Court Justice.

As Chief Adviser and Secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Development, he reviewed, approved and advocated to a Cabinet Committee all policy, financing, laws and implementation modalities of all programs for private sector (enterprise) and economic development in Ontario. In his work as Executive Assistant for the Secretary of Treasury Board he advised on every aspect of government management in Ontario.

His international work is based on

  • Governance: National and local government administration – planning, finance and operations
  • National development planning and direct budget support by development partners
  • Institutional development for economic and financial management, central economic management, and budget planning and control
  • Legal and policy frameworks for public sector management
  • National and local development planning, fiscal policy planning and budgeting
  • Planning, design and implementation of programs and projects
  • Monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Legal and justice systems and government regulation
  • Intergovernmental finance, regional economic development and enterprise finance


Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Hungary, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Russia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine and Vietnam

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