Nilima Gulrajani

Chair of the learning committee

Nilima Gulrajani is Senior Researcher and Director of the Global Aid Governance Project at the Global Economic Governance Programme at the University of Oxford.

From 2007-2012, she lectured at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the Department of Government and the Department of International Development.  She taught courses in international public management and development policy and supervised graduate research projects in these areas.  She is an internationally recognised expert on foreign aid effectiveness and international development management and has published extensively for both media and academic audiences on these topics.

Her practical policy experience comes from prior work at International Trade and Finance Group at the Canadian Ministry of Finance, the World Bank and the International Development Research Centre.  She has also consulted on numerous development projects and studies, including with the OECD, the United Nations, KPMG, the UK National Audit Office, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and Oxford Analytica.  

She completed her PhD from the University of Cambridge, her BA from McGill University and her IB from Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific. 

She serves as Associate Editor of the journal Public Administration and Development, Convenor of the Development Management Study Group of the UK Development Studies Association and Treasurer of the Bill Gates Cambridge Alumni Association.

What does Integrity Action mean to me?

"I think it has everything to do with working for an organisation that seeks to raise the bar for personal conduct and maintain high standards of behaviour in a world that increasingly seems to discount the value of these.   I strongly believe Integrity Action’s work had equal applicability in both developed and developing countries." - December 2015