Nilima is a specialist in the design and performance of public sector organisations, with fifteen years' experience doing research and providing advisory services. She has extensively examined aid architecture and management issues inside donor agencies and has fieldwork experience in Vietnam, Bolivia and Mozambique. She was previously on faculty at the London School of Economics.
Nilima leads research on the future of development agencies at ODI. She applies organisational theory to explore trends and practices in aid administration and management.
She has expert knowledge of public management reforms in international development and has an extensive publication record in peer-reviewed journals. She serves as Associate Editor of Public Administration and Development.
In addition to her role at ODI, Nilima is a Senior Research Associate at the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford University. She has previously worked as an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics, where she taught international public management and supervised graduate student research. She has also worked on strategy and policy development within the International Trade and Finanace Division at the Canadian Ministry of Finance.
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