affiliates: richard marquardt

richardRichard Marquardt is an experienced social policy researcher with a focus on sustainable livelihoods and social inclusion. He has researched and written on a wide range of livelihood issues, including food security, micro-enterprise development, housing, social assistance, and public policy advocacy. He lectures in the Master’s program at Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, offering courses on qualitative research methods and state-society relations.

Richard has over 20 years experience in organizational leadership positions with Canadian NGOs working for international development and human rights. Early in his career, he worked at the briefing centre of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as a group facilitator in cross-cultural communications. For five years he was the CUSO field officer in Tanzania. Upon his return, he was CUSO’s East and Southern Africa program director. In recent years, Richard has contributed his research and analytic expertise to a number of South House Exchange evaluation projects and is a senior associate with E.T. Jackson and Associates.

Richard’s studies on young workers in the Canadian labour market have been published by the Canadian Policy Research Networks, Statistics Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). His book on this topic, Enter at Your Own Risk: Canadian Youth and the Labour Market, is published by Between the Lines Press.

Richard holds a Doctorate in Public Policy from Carleton University and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University.