Bruce Purdy is an international development consultant with more than 45 years of experience planning and financing rural and urban infrastructure projects in more than 25 emerging and developing economies. 

Bruce’s experience includes planning and implementing donor-funded programs within the water and sanitation, education, and transportation sectors, and working directly with national, regional, and municipal officials and civil society institutions to create the conditions for reform and to implement policies to improve service provision to local citizens.

Purdy holds a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. from the University of Maryland, and undertook extensive coursework in strategic and organizational planning at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Mr. Purdy is developing the Global Urban Leadership Program in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.

A humorous and not so humorous “one man’s trek” through the most difficult places on the globe.