Matthew has five years of consulting experience working for clients in the UK and internationally, including DFID, FCO, the World Bank, the European Commission, and the governments of Ghana, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone, as well as local and regional governments in the UK. He has worked in Ethiopia on urban issues since 2015, most recently on a study of urban land supply and affordable housing for the World Bank, and previously for the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing as a technical advisor providing support to the development of the Growth and Transformation Plan Phase II programme. He has also worked extensively in Nigeria providing research for DFID’s Urbanisation Research Nigeria programme, and was an author of the World Bank Nigeria Urbanization Review: From Oil to Cities. He has produced analysis to inform strategic economic planning at the city level in Rwanda, at the regional level in North and South West Nigeria, and at the national level in Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria.
Matthew holds an MSc in Development Economics and Policy (Distinction) and a BA in Economics and Finance, both from the University of Manchester.
- Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania
- Asia: Kyrgyzstan
- Europe: UK