An Associate Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He worked previously at the World Bank and in the South African Government. He writes extensively on issues to do with governance,growth and economic development and the importance of organizations and questions of implementation and reform for developing countries, and in the way different organizations work together to promote growth and other strategies.
Matt's recent book on this subject (The Limits of Institutional Reform in Development) has been critically acclaimed by academics and practitioners. It introduces an approach to doing development - Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) - that is both new and innovative.
Matt is the faculty chair of various executive programs at Harvard and was the faculty chair of the Mason Mid-Career Program.