Mr. Nelson Oppong holds an MPhil and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, U.K. He is a University lecturer at the University of Bath, UK and specializes in comparative politics, global governance, and the political economy of institutions in resource-rich countries. His research explores the interface between ‘good governance’ norms and domestic drivers of reform in Africa’s oil-rich countries.

Nelson has over ten years experience working with governments, international organizations, and NGOs on governance, public sector reform, and institutional development. Since 2012, the Commonwealth Secretariat in London has engaged him as a consultant; a position that has taken him to various countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific, where he researched and authored policy briefings on the machinery of government, public service leadership, political-administrative interface, and sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).