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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



  • The role of multilaterals and public sector institutions in unlocking and catalysing private sector investment towards economic development. Particularly, relating to: trade, innovation and entrepreneurship, green-tech/renewables, and infrastructure.
  • Creative and sustainable methods for the public sector to work with institutional investors/ impact investors and the private sector to build and support an ecosystem of social-enterprises, start-ups, and SMEs.
  • Development impact measurement and evaluation of public sector interventions.


Key publications: 

How Banking Regulators and Trade Ministers are Singing from Different Songbooks,’ 2019. Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Handbook Of Global Trade Policy as part of the Handbooks of Global Policy series.


Establishing a Green Bank or Greening an Existing Bank?’ Paper for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the Green Bank Design Summit, March, 2019.


Trade Finance Gaps In a Heightened Regulatory Environment: The role of Development Banks’ 2019. Wiley & Sons Ltd. ebook series.


The role of Public Development Bank’s: Can a bank be both profitable and efficient while playing a social role’  Conference paper for the  47th Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE) General Assembly, 2017.


‘Trade Finance Gaps in a Post-GFC regulatory environment‘.Conference paper for the 41st Annual Meeting for the Association of Development Finance Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), 2018.