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John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Matt Andrews is Associate Professor of Public Policy. His
research focuses on public sector reform, particularly budgeting
and financial management reform, and participatory governance in
developing and transitional governments. Recent articles focus on
forging a theoretical understanding of the nontechnical factors
influencing success in reform processes. Specific emphasis lies on
the informal institutional context of reform, as well as leadership
structures within government-wide networks. This research developed
out of his work in the provincial government of Kwa-Zulu Natal in
South Africa and more recently from his tenure as a Public Sector
Specialist working in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the
World Bank. He brings this experience to courses on public
management and development. He holds a BCom (Hons) degree from the
University of Natal, Durban (South Africa), an MSc from the
University of London, and a PhD in Public Administration from the
Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
Money Management and Policy Implementation in Developing Countries
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Escaping
Capability Traps Through Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation."
World Development 51 (November 2013): 234-244.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Andrews, Matthew, Marco Cangiano, Neil Cole, Paolo de Renzio,
Philipp Krause, and Renaud Seligmann. "This Is PFM." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP14-034, July 2014.
Andrews, Matthew. "Why Distributed End Users Often Limit Public
Financial Management Reform Success." HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series RWP14-026, May 2014.
Andrews, Matthew. "An Ends-Means Approach to Looking At
Governance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-022,
Andrews, Matthew. "Can One Retell a Mozambican Reform Story Through
Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation?" HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series RWP14-018, April 2014.
Andrews, Matthew. "Explaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector
Reforms in Development." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP13-040, October 2013.
Andrews, Matthew. "Do International Organizations Really Shape
Government Solutions in Developing Countries?" HKS Faculty Research
Working Paper Series RWP13-032, September 2013.
Andrews, Matthew. Review of Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by
African Development Statistics and What to Do About It, by
Morton Jerven. Governance, 26.4, October 2013: 696-698.