Michael Chibba is Managing Director and Board Member of the International Centre for Development Effectiveness and Poverty Reduction, and, concurrently, Director and Practice Leader of Canadian International Development Consultants. From 2001 to 2006, he served as Permanent Member of the Independent Investigation Mechanism of the Inter-American Development Bank and, in 2006, he was a commonwealth Policy Adviser overseas through appointment by the commonwealth Secretariat. His work in the development field spans three decades with service to a broad range of organisations, including multilateral and bilateral institutions, private and public sectors, and non-governmental organisations. In addition to managing development projects and technical assistance, he has an extensive record of providing advisory services to governments and international organisations worldwide. He has also taught and conducted capacity-building activities throughout the world.