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Laurence Chandy

Fellow, Brookings Institution

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Laurence Chandy is a fellow in the Global Economy and Development program and the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative at Brookings. His research focuses on global poverty, fragile states and aid effectiveness.

From 2005 to 2007 Laurence served as a senior economist (and ODI fellow) in the Department of National Planning in Papua New Guinea. Previously, he was a consultant at Adam Smith International, where he led the delivery of donor and government funded projects in the developing world, specializing in issues of public finance and public sector reform. His work included advising the President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, on the country’s energy sector and debt reforms. He has also worked as a speechwriter for former President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn.

Laurence graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford, with a MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and MSc in Development Economics.