Jim Arthur is a lead managing consultant and urban infrastructure and service delivery engineer, specializing in the development, delivery, management and evaluation of urban and regional infrastructure and services investments.
Jim has over 30 years of experience in managing and directing multi-professional and cross-functional teams engaged in the preparation, packaging, design, implementation and evaluation of urban and regional development programs and projects, largely in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jim has worked with a wide range of government institutions developing mechanisms to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of infrastructure investments and service delivery mechanisms under conditions of increasing demand and intensifying climatic constraints.
He has also undertaken extensive mission work in the preparation and evaluation of programs and projects in the water supply, wastewater and solid waste management and environmental sectors, mainly for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, DFID and UNDP.
Recent projects for which Jim is Team Leader include the £8 million Nepal Urban Resilience Programme - ongoing for DFID; the Feasibility Study for Solid Waste Management in Kano, Nigeria – ongoing for AFD; and the Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation Technologies into the Integrated Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Zambia, 2017-2019 AFDB.