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Simon Maxwell

Senior Research Associate

  • Development and Public Finance
Portrait of Simon Maxwell

Simon is an economist who began his career working overseas, first in Kenya and India for the UN Development Programme, and then in Bolivia for the UK Overseas Development Administration. He was a Fellow of IDS in Sussex from 1981-1997 and was Director of the Overseas Development Institute from 1997-2009. Since 2009, he has inter alia been Executive Chair of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (2010-17), and Specialist Adviser to the International Development Select Committee of the UK House of Commons (2010-17). Simon is a past President of the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland. In 2007, he was awarded a CBE for services to international development. He writes extensively on development policy.

  1. Designing the development agency of the future

    Event

  2. Launch of the OECD DAC peer review of UK development cooperation

    Event

  3. Why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

    Event

  4. Reconciling EU interests and values: A new vision for global development

    Event

  5. Our collective interest: why Europe's problems need global solutions and global problems need European action

    Research reports

  6. Post-2015 priorities for Italian EU presidency

  7. Designing the Development Agency of the Future

    Event

  8. How to win the argument on climate change: a five-point plan

  9. Why the European Parliament elections matter for international development

  10. Supporting climate negotiations: examining the evidence

    Research reports

  11. Looking beyond 2013: Are Africa-EU relations still fit for purpose?

    Event

  12. Disagreements over aid spending threaten to derail aid in 2014

  13. The review of the European External Action Service: a commentary on the report

    Working papers

  14. EU development cooperation. Where have we got to? What's next?

    Research reports

  15. An effective EU in a changing world: seven reflections from ODI’s ‘Changemakers’ conference

  16. EU development cooperation change-makers conference. Where have we got to? What's next?

    Event

  17. Divided nations: why global governance is failing and what we can do about it?

    Event

  18. China's silent army - a review

  19. European Union balance of competences: development cooperation and humanitarian aid report

    Working papers

  20. Policy dialogue on aid for trade

    Event

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