James Mackie (UK) works at the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Maastricht, Netherlands, where he is Head of Learning and Quality Support.

Among other tasks at ECDPM James Mackie has coordinated the Centre’s input to the last three issues of the European Report on Development. He was the team leader for the ERD 2013 on "Post 2015: Global Action for an Inclusive and Sustainable Future". He also regularly conducts evaluations of EU development cooperation such as one on EU support to the Africa Peace Facility in 2017.

Before joining ECDPM in 2002, James Mackie worked for twenty years in the development NGO sector, latterly as the Secretary General for the European NGO umbrella group, the NGDO-EU Liaison Committee (now CONCORD). He also worked for the British NGO VSO in Asia and Africa and in their headquarters in London on programme funding. He holds a PhD in Geography from the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London.