Ngaire Woods

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Ngaire Woods "was educated at Auckland University (BA in economics, LLB Hons in law). She studied at Balliol College, Oxford as a New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship completing an M.Phil in International Relations (with Distinction) and D.Phil. She won a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford (1990-1992) and subsequently taught at Harvard University (Government Department) before taking up her Fellowship at University College, Oxford. She teaches International Relations (with a particular focus on international economic institutions) to undergraduates and graduates at Oxford and -directs a research programme investigating how global institutions could better respond to the needs of developing countries - the Global Economic Governance Programme (" [1]

Research Activities and Interests:

  • Globalization, the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO and other global economic institutions; Developing countries in the global economy; Global governance.
  • Member of three-person External Evaluation Panel (with Karin Lissakers, and Ishrat Husain) appointed by IMF Board to evaluate and report to the Board on the performance of the Independent Evaluation Office (2005-2006).
  • Member of Davos Faculty and participant at the World Economic Forum, Davos 25-29 January 2006
  • Member of Board of the Overseas Development Institute, London (since 2004).
  • Adviser to UNITAR training programmes in Geneva (2002) and in Serbia-Montenegro (2003) on working with International Financial and Economic Institutions.
  • Adviser to the UN Human Development Report (since 2001 and special role as Lead Consultant on the 2002 Report).
  • Member of the Advisory Group of the Center for Global Development, Washington DC (since 2003)
  • Governor of the Ditchley Foundation (since 2003)
  • Founding Board member of ILEAP (International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty: a trade capacity-building project) based at Law School of the University of Toronto.
  • Member of 12-person Commonwealth Secretariat Expert Group on Development and Democracy (2002-2003) chaired by Manmohan Singh (now Prime Minister of India).
  • Chair of High-Level Working Group of Developing Country Finance Officials on International Institutional Reform in the Global Financial Governance Initiative (supported by the IDRC, Ottawa, Canada)
  • Member of the following Editorial Boards: Ethics and International Affairs Cambridge Studies in International Relations (from 2000) International Relations of the Asia Pacific (from 2000) Journal of Global Social Policy (from 1999) The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs
  • Member of the following Advisory Boards: Prospect Magazine (from 1994) Demos (public policy thinktank) (from 1999) · International Policy Forum, H.M. Treasury (from 1999)
  • Adviser to Wingate Foundation Scholarships Committee (from 1994)
  • Trustee of ‘The Link Foundation' (from 1999) · UK delegate to Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposium, 24-28 May 1999, South Korea. · Member of the International Advisory Board of UNU/INCORE project on conflict resolution and ethnicity.
  • Presenter of BBC Radio 4, Analysis Programme (international affairs and public policy debates) 1994-1997 and BBC2 Television Compass Series (an 8-part series on public policy issues) 1997-8. [2]

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Management Committee, Centre for International Studies at Oxford University, accessed August 30, 2007.
  2. Board, Arup, accessed March 20, 2011.
  3. People, Centre for International Governance Innovation, accessed December 3, 2011.
  4. Rhodes Trust Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 9, 2013.
  5. Board, Rio Tinto, accessed January 22, 2021.
  6. Board, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, accessed January 22, 2021.

External links

  • "Ngaire Woods", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.