Dr. Reid received his Masters (1976) and PhD (1985) in Urban Planning from Harvard University, and joined the faculty at the University of Southern California’s School of Public Administration in 1984. Reid has taught public administration, policy analysis, public finance and related courses at USC, American University, John Hopkins University for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and was elected to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in the USA in 2007. Shortly after becoming a tenured Associate Professor of Public Administration at USC, he joined the World Bank as a Public Sector Management Specialist in 1991.
During Dr.Reid’s career at the World Bank he led both projects and research on performance-oriented public sector management reforms throughout the world, but particularly in the Latin America and Caribbean Region and the Europe and Central Asia Region. By the end of his World Bank career he was Lead Public Sector Management Specialist within the World’s Bank Public Sector Anchor, and led the World Bank’s Civil Service and Administrative Reform Thematic Group.
Dr. Reid has led or been a key team member for World Bank support for center of government capacity building in policy formulation, monitoring, evaluation and performance management in various countries across the world, including Albania, Romania, Ecuador, Macedonia, Jamaica, Argentina, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and others, over the period 1992-2015.
Dr. Reid was the lead person on the World Bank’s Actionable Governance Indicators (AGI) initiative, which was launched in 2006- the focus of which was to develop and deploy individual – and cross-country evidence on the design, implementation and effectiveness of particular governance systems and institutions at a level of detail designed to be helpful for both policy design and implementation. The seminal document for that initiative may be found at: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTPUBLICSECTORANDGOVERNANCE/Resources/286304-1235411288968/AGIConceptsMeasurement.pdf .
Dr. Reid led the effort within that AGI initiative that culminated in a detailed instrument for capturing evidence on the design, implementation and performance of Human Resource Management (HRM) systems in individual countries: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTPUBLICSECTORANDGOVERNANCE/Resources/286304-1235411288968/HRM-AGI-InstrumentGuidance.pdf .