Aid Thoughts is yet another blog on international development, economics and foreign aid. All views expressed here are solely our own and do not necessarily represent the views of our employers (or universities).
Matt Collin is the creator of Aid Thoughts. Currently a research officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, based in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford, where his research interests include land rights, urbanisation, ethnicity and child development.
He is a former ODI Fellow, having worked for two years as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance of Malawi. In his spare time he watches a lot of films and even makes the odd one. You can contact Matt here. Read posts by Matt here.
Ranil Dissanayake is a hybrid creature: part economist and part historian. He specialises in aid effectiveness, having advised the Governments of Malawi and Zanzibar for almost six years. He is currently on an indefinite blogging sabbatical. Contact Ranil here. Read posts by Ranil here.