Matt Andrews is Senior Lecturer in 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.
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Outside Professional Activities For Matthew Andrews
Before joining the Kennedy School, Matt worked for provincial government in South Africa and at the World Bank. He continues to do consulting and advisory work for the World Bank and other international organizations (like the Swedish and British development agencies). He also still participates in development initiatives promoted in his home country, working to promote public policy training with partners at the University of Cape Town and with the Collaborative Budget Reform Initiative (Cabri). Matt also sits on the boards of Global Integrity (an NGO committed to promoting transparency in development) and the Budget Strengthening Initiative (BSI) run by the Overseas Development Institute. Matt does research and consulting work in many countries, most recently including Colombia, Albania, Liberia, Uganda, Jamaica, Oman, and Mozambique. He has also worked on the processes of reform and policy change with private and nonprofit organizations (like the International Center for Sports Security and the Colombian crowdfunding firm Prodigy Network. Most of his research work passes through his small sole private firm, GETREALREFORM LLC.