Welcome to my website
My passion is bridging research and policy – finding ways in which ideas can be used in a transformative way to reduce poverty. This is where you will find links to current projects and an archive of past work, as well as my blog.
Development Cooperation Report 2014: Forwards or sideways on Financing for Development?
The New Climate Economy: Report of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
Our Collective Interest: why Europe’s problems need global solutions and global problems need European action
CDKN Annual Report 2014
Climate Compatible Development in Theory and Practice: three book reviews
Hold onto your hat: the UN Finance Report is out
Post-2015: Arriving or Departing?
Designing the development agency of the future
Is ICAI getting there?
In defence of fair trade
Re-shaping Global Development: will Europe Lead?
Review of Aid on the Edge of Chaos
By Ben Ramalingam
Climate sceptics: what to do with the headless chickens
Paying for Zero: Global Development Finance and the Post-2015 Agenda
Why the European Parliament elections matter for international development - and eight things to look out for in the manifestos
DFID’s MAR Update is thorough. Now they need a multilateral policy.
Review of Influencing Tomorrow: Future Challenges for British Foreign Policy by Douglas Alexander and Ian Kearns
Sailing into harbour or drifting out to sea? Consensus and challenge on post-2015
How to win the argument on climate change: a five point plan (Part 3 and final)
Summit on the Global Agenda 2013
How to win the argument on climate change: a five point plan (Part 2)
How to win the argument on climate change: a five point plan (Part 1)
Paging Goldilocks: Where do we stand on post-2015 after the New York Special Event?
Commentary on the Review of the EEAS
Is the EU making an argument to transform aid? And is it right?
Lessons from President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
Optimistic about the Global Nutrition Compact
What is the ICAI up to, what have we learned, and what should happen next?
Lessons from the EUEuropean Union Changemakers
Review of ‘Divided Nations: why global governance is failing and what we can do about it’ by Ian Goldin
Unpeeling the onion: reflections on the post-2015 High Level Panel report
China's Silent Army: A review
Can the EUEuropean Union deliver joined-up thinking and action in international development? Eight steps for a better External Action Service
Maximum Aspiration and Minimum Standards: Driving Change in Business Contributions to Poverty Reduction
Pitching on the post-2015 goals: A Decent Life for All
What is the future of (UK) oda?
How can the EUEuropean Union take forward the resilience agenda: a ten point plan
Is there a future for Northern NGOs in a world of MICs?
Review of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
Review of ‘The Carbon Crunch’ by Dieter Helm
The optimists and pessimists are far apart on climate change. How can we disrupt the psychological status quo?
Conquering the Hydra: a twenty point programme for reform of multilateral aid
How to achieve lift-off for post-2015 global goals
Five stars for the Hunger Summit
Looking to the future of development and humanitarian aid: what can be seen in the crystal ball?