This is a great project that you have identified ... it is an important piece of work, but it will not be easy to do something that gets to the root causes of the problems.
I have been involved with 'accountability' in…"
"I am a big advocate for crisis mapping technology ... but my hope is that in time it will be deployed widely in ways that will make crisis avoidance possible. In my view knowledge should be organized so that issues are resolved a long time before…"
"I have been interested in the problem of corruption for a very long time, and have tried to become engaged with the resolution of the problem(s) to no avail. I find it amazing that there is no reference in all of this time to the role that improved…"
"I am appalled by what modern 'rule of law' allows. I am also appalled by the idea that if it is profitable it is good. NO! Good happens when quality of life for people goes up and there is no damage to the planet. There can be good and…"
This is an excellent analysis of the problems facing the poor bottom billion in resource rich societies. I have worked in many of the countries he talks about ... rich resources, rich ministers, money poor people. The problem has…"
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Cambridge engineering and economics. Coopers in London ... Chartered Accountancy. Corporate operations and financial executive focused on profit improvement ... Davy Ashmore Gorup, HA Simons, Aerosol Techniques, Gulton Industries including Southern States Inc., and Continental Seafoods. Consultant to World Bank, UNDP and other UN agencies ... humanitarian crisis planning ... national development planning ... government financial management ... aid coordination ... etc.
Founder and CEO Tr-Ac-Net Inc. a not for profit organization that operates the Transparency and Accountability Network and developers of the Community Analytics (CA) system of socio-economic reporting. The CA system combines social performance metrics and for profit accountancy in a single system that has community as the reporting entity ... and facilitates paradigm shift in the way socio-economic performance is measured.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Have done work or assignments in 60 countries ... mainly developing countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Founder CEO Tr-Ac-Net Inc TrueValueMetrics
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Agriculture, Anti-Corruption, Business, Civil Society, Development, Dialogue, Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Interfaith, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Land Issues, Media, Natural Resources, Organizational Development, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security, Social Entreprenuership, Sports for Development, Terrorism, Transparency, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Communication, Evaluation, Fundraising, Information Technology, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Development and deployment of TrueValueMetrics (TVM), a system of metrics to complement the ubiquitous money and profit metrics. TVM adds value accounting so that initiatives that are important for social progress are accounted for in a rigorous manner.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
* Hundreds of Issues that Impact Relief and Development Performance
* Revolutionary Change for Relief and Development
* IRAQ - A New Direction - A Strategy for Peace
* The Basic Concepts of True Value Metrics
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