Matt Andrews is Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. In addition to “Public Financial Management in a Changing World,” he also serves as Faculty Chair of the “Leaders in Development: Managing Change in a Dynamic World” Executive Education program.
His research focuses on public sector reform and participatory governance in developing and transitional governments. Recent articles focus on forging a theoretical understanding of the nontechnical factors influencing success in reform processes. Specific emphasis lies on the informal institutional context of reform, as well as leadership structures within government-wide networks. This research developed out of his work in the provincial government of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa and more recently from his tenure as a Public Sector Specialist working in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank. He brings this experience to courses on public management and development. He holds a PhD in Public Administration from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
Leaders in Development
Designed for senior leaders in public affairs from developing, newly industrialized, and transitional economies who face complex economic, political, and social challenges.
Public Financial Management
Provides an in-depth look at the current landscape of public financial management, as well as the challenges of successful systemic reform.
A Cutting Edge of Development Thinking
Provides an overview of what is at the cutting edge of development research, and how that can be incorporated by development institutions and government agencies.
Comparative Tax Policy and Administration
Examines the design and implementation of tax systems around the world. Provides practical tools to help formulate appropriate tax policies and tax administration.
Leading Economic Growth
Enables participants to diagnose their current municipal, regional, or national economies and develop new investment promotion strategies for optimal growth.