Adam Fforde has had a mixed career. In academia, his main output is related to Vietnam (about 80% of currently 1700 citations on Google Scholar), and he also publishes on issues of development, economic method and social science methodology as related to governance.

Until recently he made most of his income as a development consultant, with a range of clients including a stint as an advisor in the Swedish Embassy, Hanoi. He was a full-time teaching member of staff at the SEA Program NUS in 2000-2001 and has supervised in a range of areas.

Areas of expertise

  • Vietnam
  • Economic development
  • Development studies
  • Social science method
  • Governance

Contact details

+61 419 287 176

Appearances in the media

Adam Fforde has appeared on BBC World Service and ABC.

Professional memberships

  • Development Studies Association
  • Asian Studies Association
  • Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand

Industry experience

Set up and ran Aduki p/l (later Adam Fforde and Assoc, p/l), 1992-2013