Members of the Research Advisory Group

Malcolm Childress - Executive Director, Global Land Alliance (GLA), USA
Field of specialization: governance of land resources, economic development, community development
Region of specialization: International
Profile at the Land Portal

Anna Locke - Head of Programme - Agricultural Development and Policy, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK
Field of specialization: governance of land resources, economic development, large-scale investment, bio-fuels and food security
Region of specialization: International
Profile at ODI

Tim Besley - Professor of Economics and Political Science, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, UK
Field of specialization: Applied research on economic development, public economics; political economy
Region of specialization: International
Profile at LSE

Chryssy Potsiou - Bureau member and Vice-chair of UNECE WPLA and Honorary FIG President (International Federation of Surveyors)
Field of specialization: Land Administration, Region of specialization: Europe
Profile at FIG

Amlanjyoti Goswami - Head for Legal and Regulation, Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India
Field of specialization: institutional sector development for key sectors, urban development, land and housing, municipal institutions, livelihood issues and higher education
Region of specialization: India, South Asia
Profile at IIHS

Steven Lawry - Senior Associate, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), USA
Field of specialization: Equity, gender and tenure research, social, economic and ecological effects of forest rights devolution; studies of the impacts of land rights formalization on agricultural investment and productivity
Region of specialization: international
Profile at CIFOR

Cheryl Doss - Senior Departmental Lecturer in Development Economics and Associate Professor, Department of International development, University of Oxford, UK
Field of specialization: agriculture and gender
Region of specialization: Sub-Saharan Africa
Profile at Oxford University

Christos Makridis - Senior Adviser, Gallup
Field of specialization: behavioural economics, household finance and well-being, labor economics and the digital economy
Region of specialization: International
Profile

Observers/Partners

Rajesh Srinivasan - Regional Research Director, Asia and MENA, Gallup Inc
Field of specialization: Survey design, international development, well-being
Region of specialization: International
Profile at Jakarta World Forum

Susan Thomas - Assistant Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGID)
Field of specialization: Financial instruments, Agricultural Development
Region of specialization: India, South Asia
Profile at IGID

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