Economics

I have a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Flinders University. I am currently (since 2015) working for the United Nations, having started with UNCTAD and now at the Economic Commission for Africa. Prior to that, I was an economics consultant at EY and an analyst at the Australian Energy Regulator.

Work, links, articles

COVID-19 threatens Africa's ability to achieve SDGs

COVID-19 threatens Africa's ability to achieve SDGs

SciDev.net asked me a few questions and featured my responses in an article on COVID-19's effects on Africa's attainment of the SDGs.

Maputo Protocol policy brief

Maputo Protocol commitment and improvements in the rural sector

Countries that are meeting the Maputo Protocol committment of spending 10 per cent of their budgets on agriculture don't seem to be making a lot more progress in the agricultural sector than other countries.

Mission to Angola

Supporting Angola in its graduation from the LDC category

In October 2016 I joined the UNDP, UN-DESA, and UN-OHRLLS as UNCTAD's representative on a mission to Angola, to support that country in planning its transition out of the LDC category. Angola has a number of understandable concerns about its graduation from the LDCs, but with suitable planning, the transition in 2021 can be minimally disruptive.