Matt R. Andrews

Associate Professor
Faculty Associate
Center for International Development
Office Address
Rubenstein-406
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 31
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-384-8039
Email: Matt_Andrews@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Derya Honca (617-495-1923)
Matt Andrews

Profile

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.

Courses

Fall

  • MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context

Not Offered

  • MLD-408M Money Management and Policy Implementation in Developing Countries

Research

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, April 2014.
    • 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.
  • Reviews
    • 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.