Michael Chibba is Managing Director and Board Member of the International Centre for Development Effectiveness and Poverty Reduction, and concurrently serves as head of Next Paradigm, a new consultancy that advises on economics, management and international development. Michael has been active in the consulting field for many years and has headed two consulting firms since 1990 with service to clients worldwide. With a long history in the development field spanning more than three decades, he has worked for a wide range of organisations, including multilateral and bilateral institutions, the private sector, government, think tanks and non-governmental organisations. From 2001–06, he served as Permanent Member of the Independent Investigation Mechanism (‘Inspection Panel’) of the Inter-American Development Bank (Washington, DC ), through appointment by its Board of Directors. And, in 2006, he was on leave-ofabsence on assignment with the Commonwealth Secretariat (London, UK) as Policy Adviser in Botswana. Michael has also taught/lectured and conducted capacity-building activities and seminars throughout the world. His recent articles have appeared in World Economics, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies, Perspectives, Development in Practice, Public Money and Management, and the European Journal of Development Research. He is currently writing a book on development economics and development policy.