Political Economy of Global Development

Exploring the power dynamics of global development

Our research and engagement reveals the complexity of global development theory and practice.

ODA- donors, international politics and public opinion

We engage with the landscape of Official Development Assistance (ODA) exploring how it is shaped by time by changing normative discourses and political and economic factors.

Political economy of development and aid

We emphasise the importance of local context in the understanding the dynamics of global development.

Global goals, such as the SDGs shape normative international discourse on global development and aid-funded programmes and projects.  The achievement of such goals is frequently frustrated by insufficient consideration of local dynamics and contexts.  Our work explores politics and power across the global development landscape:  making connections from local to international scales.

Our work covers a diversity of geographical areas and issues.