Rohinton Medhora

President, Centre for International Governance Innovation

President of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (, an independent, non-partisan think tank located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. CIGI’s research programs focus on four themes: the global economy; the environment and energy; global development; and global security. Previously he was Vice President, Programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre, a funder of research in developing countries. He received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he also subsequently taught for a number of years. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, aid effectiveness and international economic relations. He has published extensively on these issues and is currently co-editing, with Bruce Currie-Alder, Ravi Kanbur and David Malone, a handbook on development thought and practice, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. His blog, Development Research Works, may be found at