Dr. Richard Marshall

Senior Economist, United Nations Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam


DR. RICHARD MARSHALL is the Senior Economist in the Office of UN Resident Coordinator for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. He joined the United Nations in 2002 and has served in five other countries – Mongolia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Cambodia. Prior to joining the UN, he worked in public finance. He hails from the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from the University of Essex, and a master’s degree in development economics and a PhD in economics from the University of Manchester.

Dr Marshall’s professional specialisms include poverty analysis (including multidimensional poverty); growth and inequality dynamics; social protection reform; and industrial policy.

Within Malaysia, his work has focussed on the socioeconomic impacts and policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; the tracking and reporting of SDG performance, including supporting Malaysia’s Voluntary National Review; and research into the challenges faced by the undocumented population in Sabah.