Ben is a researcher, author, advisor and facilitator focusing on global development and humanitarian issues. Currently Leader of the Digital and Technology Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies, his research agenda includes economy and inequality; government and service delivery; citizenship, activism and rights; sustainability, resilience and humanitarianism; and digital practices, tools and methods.
He previously served as Head of Research and Development at ALNAP, a unique multi-stakeholder network for aid effectiveness, performance and learning. Prior to this, he led the Knowledge and Learning research programme at the Overseas Development Institute, and was Deputy Director of the Humanitarian Futures Programme based at Kings College London. He has also worked in strategy consulting and investment banking.
Aid on the Edge of Chaos
The past, present and future of foreign aid and the power of new scientific breakthroughs to transform aid policy and practice.
Why transformative development innovation needs patient realists
Launching the Global Innovation Fund and its implications for development innovation