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Oliver Harman

Oliver Harman

Cities Economist @ the International Growth Centre's (IGC) Cities - United Kingdom

Bio

Oliver Harman is a Cities Economist for the International Growth Centre's (IGC) Cities that Work initiative based at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He is also a Clarendon Scholar studying the financing of Sustainable Urban Development in low income and fast growing cities. In both these roles he attempts to help bridge the gap between research and policy translating economic literature into clear urban policy guidance for emerging country city governments. Oliver engages with local government Ministries and Mayoral teams across Africa, Asia, Latin America & Caribbean and Europe. Specific work includes local government reform in Guyana, urban resilience and waste management in Ghana, post-disaster policy in Mozambique and municipal finance in Malawi, Senegal, Somaliland and Uganda. Prior to working with governments and undertaking policy focused research, Oliver spent four years in the private sector on large scale urban regeneration projects in London.