Dr. Jolyon Ford is an associate of the Global Economic Governance Programme. His research focuses on the regulation of investor and business activity in fragile and conflict-affected states, options for fostering responsible and conflict-sensitive business practices, and public policy on the private sector's role in meeting development goals. He is author of the book Regulating Business for Peace (CUP, forthcoming) and his blog is Private Sector - Public World. Until end 2013 he headed the sub-Saharan Africa practice for Oxford Analytica, the global strategic analysis and advisory firm; before that had worked variously in government, an intergovernmental organisation, civil society and academia. From Zimbabwe, he holds degrees from the Australian National University, the University of Cambridge, and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.