Malcolm R.

Lecturer in International Relations and Comparative Public Administration at University of Massachusetts Boston

LawyerHarvard Law School

United States


A senior legal and economic/regulatory reform, governance, and public administration specialist with two decades of donor-funded overseas development assistance experience, including significant work in public management, judicial reform, legal and regulatory framework development supportive of economic development, open policymaking processes, local government strengthening, legislative development, anticorruption strategy development, and other institutional capacity-building programs in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Also have extensive development management experience, including six years as Executive Director of the Center for International Development at the State University of New York, which had an average annual budget of $12 million, 16 home office staff, and as many as 80 overseas staff. Have carried out governance and rule of law assessments for USAID, The World Bank, and the US State Department in Bosnia, Latvia, Macedonia and China, respectively, and worked on the design and implementation of several program evaluations for USAID and the U.S. Department of Justice that employed qualitative or mixed methods. Recent evaluation experience includes serving as Team Leader of a Rule of Law Program in Myanmar and as Evaluation Specialist on a USAID DRG portfolio evaluation in Zimbabwe. Also conducted a case study of a cross-sectoral health/governance program in Uganda and USAID cross-sectoral programming generally in Malawi as part of a 6-country study. Recently advised Transparency International-Georgia on a study of judicial corruption. Other country experience includes Bosnia, Macedonia, Romania, Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, Kenya, Uganda, Lebanon, China, and Cote d'Ivoire.

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