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<p>Paddy Carter is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He specialises in aid allocation, domestic revenue mobilisation, and development finance more generally. He is also interested in public sector reform, monetary policy in developing countries, and structural change.</p>

Before joining ODI, Paddy was a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Bristol, where he also did his PhD. Both his doctoral thesis and research under the BA fellowship was focussed on optimal dynamic aid allocation, and has produced a number of papers published in leading economic journals. Before entering academia, Paddy spent a decade working as an equities analyst at a London-based stockbroker and a journalist for Investors Chronicle, Financial Times Business.

  1. Why do Development Finance Institutions use offshore financial centres?

    Research reports

  2. Six development finance proposals to expand climate investment

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Channeling UK aid through finance institutions: views on CDC

  4. The impact of India’s sudden ban on high-value banknotes

  5. 2016 CAPE Conference: where next for development effectiveness?


  6. Five challenges for development effectiveness in the SDG era

  7. Contracts for adaptive programming

    Research reports

  8. Development finance institutions come of age: policy engagement, impact, and new directions

    Research reports

  9. The allocation of World Bank Group resources to leave no one behind

    Research reports

  10. Five ways to deliver UK aid in the national economic interest

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Development Impact Bonds: paying for success


  12. Private investment, public money: evaluating development impact


  13. New rules give donors too great an incentive to invest in the private sector

  14. The private sector is so hot right now

  15. Why subsidise the private sector? What donors are trying to achieve, and what success looks like

    Research reports

  16. If the SDGs are to ‘leave no-one behind’, donors should get serious about social protection

  17. Row over UN tax body is a needless distraction for developing nations

  18. The Addis Agreement: a good foundation, now time to build

  19. Will the Addis financing summit make a difference?

  20. Using aid to catalyse private investment: rhetoric vs reality