John Sinclair

Distinguished Associate of the North-South Institute and a member of the McLeod Group
John Sinclair, born in the UK, has lived in Canada since 1974. After studying economics at Cambridge University, he has followed a career as an international development practitioner, mainly working for CIDA and the World Bank. As a member of the McLeod Group, he is now a thinker/policy advocate on development issues. He is a Distinguished Associate of the North-South Institute, Canada’s principal development think-tank and teaches from time-to-time at Ottawa U’s School of International Development. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, AsDB, IFAD, Ford Foundation and UNICEF. His geographic focus is Africa and Asia, including living in Sri Lanka, Egypt and most recently Indonesia. He writes and blogs on development issues. His current professional interests are global development architecture, development effectiveness/MfR, post-Busan agendas, evaluation, country and donor performance, fragile states, governance/corruption, Post-2015 issues (MDG++), institutional effectiveness, inclusiveness and decentralisation.

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