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

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

Laurence has worked in a number of developing countries, supporting governments in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific on a variety of economic and institutional reforms and has led efforts in the delivery and receipt of foreign aid. He was formerly a consultant at Adam Smith International, where his work included advising the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández, on the country’s energy sector and debt reforms. From 2005 to 2007, he served as a senior economist in the Department of National Planning in Papua New Guinea. He has also worked as a speechwriter to former president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn.

Laurence is co-editor of Getting to Scale (Brookings Press, 2013) and The Last Mile in Ending Extreme Poverty (Brookings Press, 2015). His recent projects external to Brookings include advising the government of the United Arab Emirates on crafting a foreign aid policy, assisting former U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown on an initiative to analyze the economic and social consequences of globalization, and serving on the World Bank Commission on Global Poverty.

Laurence graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford University, with a M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics and M.Sc. in development economics.

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