Roger C. Riddell

Roger C. Riddell, a Non-Executive Director of Oxford Policy Management, has worked on development issues for nearly forty years. From 1984 to 1999 he was a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, London, and from 1999 to 2004 served as International Director of Christian Aid. He worked for many years in Zimbabwe, where he conducted the first urban poverty study in that country in the early 1970s was Chief Economist to the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries from 1981 to 1983, and chaired the first Presidential Economic Commission of Independent Zimbabwe (1980–1981). He has an undergraduate honors degree in economics (University of Zimbabwe), a Masters’ in Development Studies (University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies), and a diploma in Pastoral Theology (Heythrop College, University of London). His most recent book is Does Foreign Aid Really Work? (2008).