Matt R. Andrews

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Faculty Associate
Center for International Development
Office Address
Rubenstein-117
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
Stacy Hannell (617-496-1477)
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-B Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
  • MLD-102-A Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Andrews, Matthew. "Explaining Positive Deviance in Public Sector Reforms in Development." World Development 74 (October 2015): 197-208.
  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Andrews, Matthew, and Peter Harrington. "Off Pitch: Football’s Financial Integrity Weaknesses, and How to Strengthen Them." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series and CID Working Paper RWP16-009, March 2016.
    • Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "Doing Problem Driven Work." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-073, December 2015.
    • Andrews, Matthew, Lant Pritchett, and Michael Woolcock. "The Challenge of Building (Real) State Capability." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-074, December 2015.
    • Andrews, Matthew. "Has Sweden Injected Realism into Public Financial Management Reforms in Partner Countries?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-063, October 2015.

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