Written

My three current written areas of focus are Financing Sustainable Urban Development, Global Value Chains and Climate Change.

Financing Sustainable Urban Development

Work in progress, preparation and in press


Secondary cities leading innovation on municipal finance reform: Enhancing the financial positions of cities, learnings from Malawi.

(In Press) with Delbridge, V., Haas, A., Jangia, D., and Venables, T.

  • French translation and summary available upon request


Urban wealth creation and public service delivery in fragile and low resource contexts: Enhancing financial positions of cities, learnings from Hargeisa.

(In Press) with Delbridge, V., Haas, A., Venables, T., and Yusuf, A.

  • French translation, Somali translation and summary available upon request


Municipal bonds, spending tomorrow’s revenues today: Enhancing financial positions of cities, learnings from Dakar.

(In Press) with Delbridge, V., Dia Sarr, K., Haas, A., and Venables, T.

  • French translation and summary available upon request


Revenue optimisation without legislative change: Enhancing financial positions of cities, learnings from Kampala.

(In Press) with Delbridge, V., Haas, A., and Venables, T.

  • French translation and summary available upon request


Financing sustainable urban development

Contributing author with European Commission and UNHabitat.

  • UNHabitat


COVID-19 and taxes. Policies for the post-pandemic recovery.

joint with Jensen, A., Naeem, F., Rukh, S., Saab, M. and Wilkinson, N. (2021).

  • IGC Policy Brief, Arabic translation available upon request


Urban Property Taxes in Pakistan’s Punjab.

joint with Wani, S., and Shaikh, H. (2020)

  • IGC Policy Brief

Global Value Chains and Local Development

Move on Up! Global Value Chains and regional upgrading. Regional Studies Policy Impact Book Series.

(In Preparation) with Crescenzi, R.

Policymaker and practicioner summary available as part of evidence submitted to UK Parliament here

Manuscript available upon request


Adapted from


Move on Up! Building, Embedding and Reshaping Global Value Chains Through Investment Flows: Insights for regional innovation policies’.

Joint with Crescenzi, R., and Arnold, D. (2018).


Public Policy Space – Integrated Framework for the analysis of internationalisation and territorial upgrading.

Crescenzi, R., Comotti, S., and Harman, O. (2019).

  • European Commission and Government of Slovenia Report.

Sustainability and Climate Change

Refusing refuse: Policy options for urban solid waste management.

(In Preparation) with Joshi, M.

  • IGC Policy Framing Paper


Post-disaster policy for low resource cities: Options for re-construction, re-connection and re-coordination.

(In Preparation - Draft available upon request)


IGC Sustainability White Paper

(In Preparation) Contributing Author


Embedding resilience: City responses to acute shocks and chronic stresses.

joint with Collier, P., Glaeser, E., Venables, T., and Harman, O. (2018).

  • Global Future Cities Policy Framing Paper

Other

Key considerations for government housing provision in low resource cities.

(In Preparation).

  • IGC Policy Brief


The BRT and the danfo: A study of Lagos’ transport reforms from 1999 – 2019.

Otunola, B., Harman, O., and Kriticos, S. (2019)

  • IGC Cities that Work Case Study.


Assessment framework for measuring economic success in transport, land-use planning and resilience interventions.

Collier, P., Glaeser, E., Venables, T., Delbridge, V., Harman, O., and Blake, M. (2018).

  • Global Future Cities Policy Paper.