Lyn Squire

Lyn Squire is currently Managing Editor of the Middle East Development Journal.  Educated at the University of Wales, LSE, and Cambridge University, he has held several senior positions at the World Bank (Chief Economist for the Middle East and North Africa, Director of the Policy Research Department, Director of the 1990 WDR on Poverty) and was the founding president of the Global Development Network.

Content by Lyn Squire
  • Blog post

    Can drawing on preliminary findings boost the impact of evidence on policymaking?

    The long duration of much academic research reduces its potential to influence time-sensitive policy decisions. Can this research-policy gap be closed by delivering initial results to the policy-maker early in the research cycle?  Existing evidence and new theory say yes, but only if current incentives in the profession are restructured. Policymakers constantly bemoan...

    28 Jun 2016 | Clive Bell, Lyn Squire