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Nathaniel Mason

Research Associate

  • Climate and Sustainability
Portrait of Nathaniel Mason

Nathaniel specialises in water, sanitation and climate change. He applies political economy analysis and other approaches to challenges of governance, finance and innovation in these areas.

Nathaniel worked as an ODI staff member from 2011 to 2018, latterly as a Senior Fellow, where he led numerous qualitative and quantitative studies for international agencies, NGOs and businesses. He has lived or worked in several countries in South and South East Asia, and in East, West and Southern Africa.

In addition to policy research, Nathaniel has considerable experience in monitoring and evaluation, and in facilitation. He acted as the M&E global focal point for a major water, sanitation and hygiene programme for several years, and has designed and led workshops for policy and practitioner audiences. He regularly presents at international meetings and conferences, and has guest lectured at Imperial College London since 2014.

Prior to joining ODI he worked as a consultant for the World Bank and for WaterAid.

  1. Four political errors to avoid in achieving water and sanitation for all

  2. Making sanitation happen: turning ‘political will’ into action

    Research reports

  3. Improving WASH service delivery in protracted crises: the case of South Sudan

    Research reports

  4. Improving WASH service delivery in protracted crises: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Research reports

  5. Making humanitarian and development WASH work better together

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. How development innovators can navigate politics

  7. Gender, agriculture and water insecurity

    Research reports

  8. Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter

    Research reports

  9. Urban sanitation markets: scale and resilience

    Event

  10. Private sector and water supply, sanitation and hygiene

    Research reports

  11. The business case for sharing the world water bill

  12. Assessing the processes and performance of the International Water Stewardship Programme

    Research reports

  13. UK water forum: water equity in the new development era

    Event

  14. The real water crisis: inequality in a fast changing world

    Working papers

  15. The technical is political: understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of sanitation services

    Research reports

  16. Progressing aid effectiveness in the WASH sector

    Research reports

  17. The technical is political: understanding the political implications of sector characteristics for the delivery of drinking water services

    Research reports

  18. Collective action, corporate action: what works in water stewardship?

  19. Literature review of property rights and development

    Other

  20. The post-2015 delivery of universal and sustainable access to infrastructure services

    Working papers