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Victoria has been an Associate of Dubai-based Acasus since 2014, when she helped establish a delivery roadmap on immunisation and the availability of basic health services for Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In 2015 she contributed to Acasus's work on Semáforo Escuela, a similar approach that is already delivering stronger education services across Perú.

We first worked with the British Council in 1997, and were part of the organisation's roster of strategic advisers for over 10 years. We developed the acclaimed Next Generation research concept for Pakistan, which has since been rolled out in the Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa. Between 2012 and 2015 we contributed a longitudinal evaluation study for the global Connecting Classrooms programme.
Victoria is currently working for the Iraq team, leading a working group on educational strategy and enrolment.

David Steven is a Senior Fellow and Associate Director at New York University's Center on International Cooperation . Work for 2019 includes ongoing delivery of the Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies program, which CIC co-convenes, along with the governments of Brazil, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland.

DFID was River Path's first client in 1997. At present, we are providing UK funded strategic planning advice to the Lebanese education ministry. We have also worked with the Department on donor-government dialogue in Tanzania, with the aim of strengthening the focus on growth and poverty reduction priorities. Since 2012, we have regularly provided interim management capacity on major UK programmes in Nigeria and Pakistan, embedded variously in government ministries and DFID teams.

We worked on the development and launch of this global partnership between 2014 - 2016. Significant contributions included work on the strategy, governance, and delivery options, as well as identifying and working with pathfinder countries that will fast track action. The Partnership launched in July 2016.


River Path has worked in more than 50 countries worldwide over the past two decades. Our focus is currently on international development, with an emphasis on working towards supporting better public service delivery, particularly for children. Our recent work includes:

The 2030 Agenda

Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies 

Delivering Children's Right to Education 

Ending Violence Against Children 

Reaping the Demographic Dividend 


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Victoria Collis

Managing Director
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David Steven

Founding Director
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Jane Frewer

Business Manager
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Lewis Broadway

Design and Research Associate



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