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Aled Williams

Senior Advisor (U4)

E-mail: aled.williams@cmi.no

Phone: +47 47938073

Mob: +47 90778807

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Political scientist with a background in international relations and political philosophy. Focused on development, aid, corruption, governance, and natural resource management, with a particular interest in political economy and political ecology approaches.

Aled has experience in research, policy analysis, project management and both online and in-country training. He has undertaken research-focused and capacity building assignments in Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Macedonia, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Vietnam, and Zambia. His main research interests lie in Southeast Asia, however.

Aled was previously a policy researcher at the global anti-graft NGO Transparency International (2001-2007) based in Berlin. He established TIs first working and policy position paper series and worked with the OECD-ADB Anti-Corruption Initiative on corruption risks in humanitarian aid following the Indian Ocean Tsunami, producing a volume co-edited with Gretta Fenner.

Aled is co-editor with Tina Søreide of the book "Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges" (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014). He has also served as an external examiner for the University of Bergen and University of Oslo, and as a reviewer for international journals including "World Development" and "International Forestry Review".

Since September 2013 he is engaged in a part-time PhD at SOAS University of London supervised by Prof. Peter Mollinga. The PhD thesis provides a critical political ecology perspective on REDD+ as it is evolving in Indonesia, and involves fieldwork at two sites in Central Sulawesi as well as Jakarta.

Books and Anthologies

Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.) (2014)
Edward Elgar Publishing

Journal Articles

Corruption and reduced oil production: An additional resource curse factor?
Farouk Al-Kasim, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2013)
in Energy Policy

Mission improbable: Does petroleum-related aid address the resource curse?
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig and Aled Williams (2009)
in Energy Policy vol. 37 no. 3 pp. 954-965

Book Chapters

Introduction
Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2014)
in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

Reports

Dialogue dynamics, programming challenges: Donor approaches to anti-corruption and integrity reform in Cambodia, 2004 to 2009
Sokbunthoeun So, Sedara Kim, Aled Williams (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Background Paper 2010:1) 42 p.

CMI Reports

Afghan hydrocarbons: A source for development or for conflict? A risk assessment of Norwegian involvement in development of the Afghan oil and gas industry
Arne Strand, Mohammad Hakim, Sediqa Newrozi, Akbar Sarwari and Aled Williams (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010: 5) 37 p.

U4 Publications

Using Corruption Risk Assessments for REDD+: An Introduction for Practitioners
Aled Williams (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2014:1) 22 p.

Leaking projects: Corruption and local water management in Kyrgyzstan
Gulnaz Isabekova, Kubanychbek Ormushev, Toktobek Omokeev, Aled Williams, Natalia Zakharchenko (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2013:3) 8 p.

Certified integrity? Forest certification and anti-corruption
Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:1) 20 p.

REDD Integrity: Addressing governance and corruption challenges in schemes for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD)
Peter Bofin, Mari-Lise du Preez, André Standing, Aled Williams (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Report 2011:1) 79 p.

Afghan hydrocarbons: Addressing corruption to fuel development?
Arne Strand, Aled Williams (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2010 No 7) 4 p.

Shrinking oil: Does weak governance and corruption reduce volumes of oil produced?
Farouk Al-Kasim, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2010-3) 34 p.

Combattre la corruption dans les pays riches en pétrole: Le rôle de la transparence
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, Aled Williams (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:21) 4 p.

La corruption dans la gestion des ressources naturelles - Une introduction
Ivar Kolstad, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2009:20) 4 p.

Mission Improbable. Does Petroleum-related Aid Address Corruption in Resource-rich Countries?
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, Aled Williams (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2008:3) 32 p.

Grand Corruption in the Regulation of Oil
Farouk Al-Kasim, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2008:2) 37 p.

Tackling Corruption in Oil Rich Countries: The Role of Transparency
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig, David Aled Williams (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:3) 4 p.

Corruption in Natural Resource Management - An Introduction
Ivar Kolstad, Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:2) 4 p.

Other External Publications

Corruption in natural resources
Ivar Kolstad, Tina Søreide and Aled Williams (2009)
Freedom from Fear Magazine, Issue 4, UNICRI, Max-Planck Institute, Basel Institute on Governance.

Conference Papers/ Presentations

SIDA Regional Workshop on Anti-Corruption in Southeast Asia
Jesper Johnsøn, Paul Wade, Aled Williams, speakers/facilitators (2013)
Presented at: SIDA Regional Workshop on Anti-Corruption SE Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 22 & 23 May 2013

Newspaper Op-Eds

Assessing corruption risks critical for success of REDD
Aled Williams, Andre Standing (2012)
Development Today 6/9/12

The elephant still in the room: The effectiveness of development aid policy regarding corruption
Aled Williams (2011)
Digital Development Debates, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Issue 03, March 2011

Afghan oil. A source of development or conflict?
Arne Strand, Aled Williams (2010)
Development Today 22 October 2010

Popular Presentations and Lectures

The political economy of REDD+ and corruption
Aled Williams (2014)
Bergen Summer Research School 2014, Climate Governance Stream 24 June 2014

Using corruption risk assessments for REDD+
Aled Williams (2014)
Veranstaltungsreihe "IM DIALOG: Antikorruption und Integritaet", GIZ, Eschborn, 4th Apr 2014

Malawi`s "Cashgate": The budget process as theatre (again)?
Aled Williams (2014)
Bergen Resource Centre for International Development, Bergen, 17th Feb 2014

The political economy of corruption and REDD+ in Kenya: Initial findings
Aled Williams (2013)
Norad, Oslo 12th December 2013

Corruption and REDD+: Addressing Risks Amid Complexity
Aled Williams (2012)
15th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Brasilia 8th November 2012

Anti-Corruption in Natural Resource Management
Williams, Aled (2012)
Norad, Oslo 18.06.12

Ressurs Forbannelse - Nord/Sør Panel Samtale
Aled Williams, Arne Wiig, Margit Ystanes (UiB) (2012)
Det Akademiske Kvarter, Bergen, Norway 19.03.12

Governance and corruption challenges for REDD
Aled Williams (2011)
Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House 21 September 2011

Addressing governance and corruption challenges for REDD: Initial findings from DRC, Tanzania, Kenya
Aled Williams (2010)
14th International Anti-Corruption Conference, Bangkok, November 13 2010

Forest Concessions and Corruption
Aled Williams (2009)
14th Illegal Logging Update and Stakeholder Consultation, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London June 23 2009

U4 Workshops

Judicial integrity in Zambia
Facilitators: Rick Messick, Sofie Arjon Schuette, Aled Williams (2014)
Lusaka, Zambia, 18 and 19 June 2014

Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource management and illicit financial flows
Francesco De Simone, Kendra Dupuy, Aled Williams - Facilitators (2014)
Kathmandu, Nepal, 4 and 5 June 2014

Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource management in Ethiopia, with special reference to the mining sector
Aled Williams, Facilitator (2014)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 4 and 5 March 2014

Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource management in Tanzania, with special reference to land and forest issues
Andre Standing, Aled Williams, Facilitators (2013)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 24 & 25 April 2013

Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource management in Mozambique
Aled Williams, Facilitator (2012)
Maputo, Mozambique 5 & 6 March 2012

Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource management in Vietnam
Jesper Johnsøn, Aled Williams, Facilitators (2012)
Hanoi, Vietnam 19 & 20 Sept 2012

Anti-corruption and public integrity approaches for natural resource management in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Aled Williams, Facilitator (2011)
Kinshasa, DRC 30 May - 1 June 2011

Public integrity approaches for the forest sector in Indonesia
Elizabeth Hart, Aled Williams, Facilitators (2011)
Jakarta, Indonesia 9 & 10 Nov 2011

Donor approaches to anti-corruption and integrity reform in Cambodia
Harald Mathisen, Aled Williams, Facilitators (2010)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 27 & 28 Jan 2010

Using Corruption Risk Assessments for REDD+ - An Introduction for Practitioners
Start: Jun. 2013 (Completed)
Keywords: REDD+, corruption risk assessments, anti-corruption, forest governance

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
Start: Feb. 2002 (Current)
Keywords: Corruption, anti-corruption, governance, natural resources, aid, evaluation, measurement, health, education, finance,
Geography: World

REDD Integrity
Start: Nov. 2011 (Current)
Keywords: Forest governance, climate change, corruption, anti-corruption
Geography: DR Congo, Kenya, Philippines, Tanzania, Indonesia

Seminar on corruption and anti-corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Start: May. 2011 (Completed)
Keywords: Corruption, anti-corruption
Geography: DR Congo

Recent publications

Judicial integrity in Zambia
Facilitators: Rick Messick, Sofie Arjon Schuette, Aled Williams (2014)

Anti-corruption approaches for natural resource management and illicit financial flows
Francesco De Simone, Kendra Dupuy, Aled Williams - Facilitators (2014)

Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.) (2014)

Introduction
Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2014)

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