Mat Tromme joined the Bingham Centre in April 2015 to lead the Centre's Sustainable Development and the Rule of Law Programme. His areas of expertise and work covers asset recovery & return, grand corruption, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As such, Mat regularly blogs about asset recovery and corruption. He is based in Brussels, where he is responsibe for raising the Bingham Centre's profile and engaging with various relevant stakeholders. In that capacity, he coordinates the 'Brussels Governance and Democracy List ' working group.
Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Sustainable Development and Rule of Law programme
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Before joining the Centre, Mat was working as a technical adviser and team leader for a UK Aid-funded Anticorruption Programme in Vietnam. In this position, he oversaw a number of activities, including grant management of innovative corruption research; media engagement; the implementation of a high-profile series of annual events; design and implementation of capacity-building activities; and the provision of technical advisory on transparency initiatives such as the EITI and CoST. He was co-guest Editor for a Thematic Series ion the costs of corruption in Vietnam, published in Crime, Law and Social Change.
Mat also conducted work on transparency, corruption and democratic issues for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Transparency International (TI), Global Integrity (GI), and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). He was also co-founder of the Partnership for Research in International Affairs and Development (PRIAD).
Mat obtained a MSc. in Comparative Politics (Conflict Studies) from the London School of Economics and a BSc. in Political Science from the Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis in Brussels.