Richard Manning is a former senior UK civil servant and the former chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee.
He is currently a senior research fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University.
Richard served in the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and its predecessors from 1965-2003. He was a member of the UK Permanent Representation to the European Communities and UK alternate executive director at the World Bank. He led the South East Asia Development Division of the Overseas Development Administration and was the director-general from 1996-2003. As chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, he was involved in efforts leading to the 2005 Paris declaration on aid effectiveness.
Richard has worked as an independent consultant for various organisations, including the Global Fund, the African Development Bank and Gavi with respect to their replenishment exercises. In 2009, he authored a report on the Millennium Development Goals for DFID and the Danish Institute for International Studies.