Work Experience: Mark has extensive experience in applied policy and research on governance, transparency and conflict issues. At WRI he led the development of an ambitious climate and environmental governance strategy focused on climate resilience, energy access, environmental democracy, and natural resource governance.
Over the course of a 30-year international career, he has held numerous leadership and management roles at WRI, the Department for International Development, the Institute for Development Studies, the Ford Foundation, and the Overseas Development Institute.
He earned his PhD in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex, specializing in the politics of contemporary India. He also holds a BA honours degree in Social and Political Science from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Comparative Politics from the University of Sussex.