About

I am Senior Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and Visiting Affiliate at the Department of International Development at Kings’ College.

I have spent over a decade researching the organisation and management of bilateral development cooperation and efforts at donor capacity-building.  At ODI, I lead a programme of research centred on development agencies’ futures that explores comparative trends and policy innovations across bilateral aid administrations.  In this role, I also advise multilateral organisations, national governments and philanthropies on strategies for transforming and renewing their development cooperation to ensure it is fit-for-purpose.

I have published extensively in both academic, applied policy and media outlets and currently serve as Senior Editor of the journal Public Administration and Development.

I spent five years as an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science where I taught international public management and global development.  I have also previously worked as an international economist within the International Trade and Finance Group at the Canadian Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and the International Development Research Centre.

I continue to consult widely with government, non-profit, corporate and philanthropic organisations.   I am a Board member of international non-profit Integrity Action and an Associate Editor of the journal Public Administration and Development.

I completed my PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge where I was a Bill Gates Scholar, my undergraduate degree from McGill University and my IB from Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific.

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