Michael Chibba is Managing Director and Board Member of the International Centre for Development Effective-ness and Poverty Reduc-tion, and concurrently serves as head of Next Paradigm, a new consultancy that advises on economics, manage-ment and international development. Michael has been active in the consulting field for many years and has headed two consulting firms since 1990 with service to clients worldwide. With a long history in the development field spanning more than three decades, he has worked for a wide range of organisations, including multi-lateral and bilateral institutions, the private sector, government, think-tanks and non-governmental organisations. Michael has also taught/lectured and conducted capacity-building activities and seminars throughout the world. He has published widely and is currently writing a book on development economics and development policy.