Political scientist with a background in international relations and political philosophy. He focuses on development aid policy, corruption, institutional governance arrangements and the management of natural resource endowments.
Williams' current work concentrates on the effectiveness of development aid policy in relation to corruption in particular natural resource contexts, sectors and programmes. He has experience in research, policy analysis, project management and training. He has undertaken research-focused and capacity building assignments in Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Macedonia, Pakistan and South Africa.
He holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the United Kingdom. He has previously served as a policy researcher for Transparency International based in Berlin.
He is responsible for U4's thematic work on Corruption in Natural Resource Management and REDD Integrity.