About

I am  Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and Senior Research Associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford.

A recognized authority on foreign aid effectiveness and international development management, I have published extensively in both academic, applied policy and media outlets.  Previously, I was an Assistant Professor at the LSE where I was jointly appointed to the Department of Government and the Department of International Development.

I completed a PhD in Management Studies as a Bill Gates Scholar from the University of Cambridge, a BA from McGill University and an IB from Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific.

My practical policy experience comes from prior work as an economist with the International Trade and Finance Group at the Canadian Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and the International Development Research Centre.

I have consulted on numerous development research projects, including with the OECD, the United Nations, KPMG, the UK’s National Audit Office, Coffey International, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, Linklaters LLP, UNU-WIDER and Oxford Analytica.

I am a Trustee for the NGO Integrity Action and an Associate Editor of the journal Public Administration and Development.

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