Roger Riddell "is development specialist with 30 years’ experience, the last five in senior management as International Director of Christian Aid. His expertise covers the following areas: aid policy and impact; macroeconomic policy; land reform; the impact and modalities of foreign aid; the role and impact of NGOs in development; transparency and accountability especially in the voluntary sector; NGO cost-effectiveness issues; foreign private investment; globalisation and poverty; industrialisation; the mining sector; human rights, minority rights and development; relief, emergency and humanitarian aid; theology and development." 
Published book entitled 'Does Foreign Aid Really Work?', Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York. 510 pages.
- Principal, The Policy Practice 
- Adviser to the International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP)’s project on the practical contribution that human rights approaches to development make to the eradication of poverty. - 2006