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Mr. Richard Manning has agreed to serve as the Coordinator for the ADF-14 Replenishment exercise in 2016. Mr. Manning is well acquainted with the ADF having served in the same role for the ADF-13 Replenishment exercise.
Mr. Manning has a long and distinguished career in international development. Richard served in the UK Department for International Development and its predecessors from 1965-2003, where he served as director general from 1996-2003. His other assignments included secondment to the British High Commission, Lagos, from 1968-1970, where he was involved in the relief effort at the end of the civil conflict; to the UK Permanent Representation to the European Communities in Brussels from 1973-75, where he was engaged with the negotiations of the first Lome Convention; and to the British Embassy in Washington from 1984-86, where he also acted as alternate executive director at the World Bank. Mr. Manning was head of the South-East Asia Development Division from 1977-80. From June 2003 to January 2008, Richard was chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee. He was co-chair of the High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness which met in Paris in 2005 and agreed the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. In addition, he has a long career offering his services as independent consultant on international development issues. He is currently the chairman of the board of the Institute of Development Studies and vice-chairman of the current Replenishment of the Global Fund for Aids, TB and Malaria.
Mr. Manning is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. His expertise focuses largely on economic development and health policy in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his tenure at the Blavatnik School, Mr. Manning was at the Centre for the Study of African Economies in the University’s Department of Economics.
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