Welcome to my website! I am a development finance professional with fourteen years’ experience in research, data analysis, country-level support and advocacy. I am currently a Policy Specialist and Advisor on Development Finance with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. Prior to this, I was with the European Network on Debt and Development (EURODAD), an NGO in Brussels where I led the organisation’s work on debt. I have also held positions at the European Volunteer Centre, the European Commission (DG Development), and have worked as an English language teacher.
My current focus areas include: innovative sources of development finance, ethical and social finance, development aid, sovereign debt, tax and capital flight. I provide advice and technical assistance to UN country teams and officials on development finance. Much of my recent work has focused on the sustainable development challenges faced by small island developing states, though I have also worked in other countries such as Ecuador and Rwanda. I led UNDP’s substantive contributions to the UN’s 3rd international conference on financing for development (2015). Since 2015, I have also managed the fantastic OECD-UNDP Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative.
My postgraduate studies were in development and economics; my undergraduate studies in French and Spanish.
I love to write and have authored (or co-authored) numerous research reports, policy papers, articles and blogs on various aspects of development finance, including innovative sources of finance, sovereign debt, development aid and tax. I am a regular contributor to the University of Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) blog, UNDP’s blog ‘Our Perspective’ and regularly write for other development media outlets (Guardian, Devex etc.). On this website, I’ve posted a selection of my recent work along with a few personal and professional photos to make it prettier!
I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), a Washington DC based think-tank on economic policy issues. I am also a member of the Advisory Board of the Facilitating Financial Sustainability initiative of the Foundation Center.
I hope you find some of my work of interest!