No, not the Scot generally regarded as the father of economics, I'm talking about the Scot who works as a policy officer in DFID's Business Alliances Team (although working with a group of economists provides endless 'merriment' relating to me and my namesake).
I joined the London based Business Alliances Team (BAT) in March 2008. BAT is the part of DFID that engages with business and encourages companies to think about how they can maximise their impacts on poverty reduction in developing countries.
My blog is going to cover a range of (hopefully!) interesting topics surrounding the issues of working with the private sector, as well as life more generally at DFID. I hope you find it interesting and I look forward to seeing your comments!