People

The company's main asset is the experience of its twelve professionals (the Principals). We have worked within governments, NGOs, multilateral and regional organisations and in the private sector as academics, managers, researchers and consultants.

Andrew Barnett

Director

Energy policy and technology and innovation policy in the public, private and NGO sectors from the perspective of political economy and instutional analyses. Aid programme review and lesson learning. More ...

Alex Duncan

Director

Public policy and institutional analyses; political economy of development, economic growth, governance, strengthening the private sector and markets, agriculture, rural development. More ...

William Kingsmill

Director

Development policy and strategy; political economy analysis; good governance and anti-corruption; accountability, transparency and participation; the resource curse; growth and private sector development; business alliances; China and Africa More ...

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Gareth Williams

Director

Political economy analysis and good governance, agriculture and rural development, private sector development, growth and poverty reduction strategies. Web development and IT. More ...

Deborah Bryceson

Principal

Political economy, rural transformation, urbanisation, livelihoods, occupational change, poverty, mobility, transport, migration, settlement, agricultural policy, value chains, famine, urban food supply, gender. More ...

John Clark

Principal

Civil society and development, social accountability, participatory development, legislation related to civil society, poverty reduction. More ...

Jonathan Kydd

Principal

Rural and agricultural development, new institutional economics, education More ...

Pierre Landell-Mills

Principal

Governance, institutional development, public sector management and decentralisation in Africa and Asia; corruption and transparency; civil society and the political economy of development. More ...

Neil McCulloch

Principal

Political economy of fuel subsidy and power sector reforms; structural transformation, investment climate and growth; politically smart aid programmes. More ...

Olly Owen

Principal

Governance and development; political economy analysis; ethnographic and fieldwork-based research; governmental institutions; policy analysis and forecasting; policing; state-public relations More ...

Roger Riddell

Principal

Aid evaluation, aid impact and aid reform. NGOs, civil society and development, industrialisation, regional integration and southern Africa. More ...

Tim Sheehy

Principal

Democratisation and electoral systems; governance, with a focus on corporate governance and corruption; regional cooperation; civil society organisations. More ...

Geof Wood

Principal

Sociologist, governance and livelihoods specialist with a regional focus on South Asia. More ...

Susie Alegre

Associate

Human rights and the rule of law; legal frameworks for counter-terrorism; criminal justice capacity building and international cooperation; civil society; transposition of international legal frameworks. More ...

Adam Burke

Associate

Social development and conflict specialist. More ...

Nicola Dahrendorf

Associate

Post-conflict environments, human rights, sexual and gender based violence, rule of law, security sector reform and humanitarian assistance. More ...

Richard Holloway

Associate

Institution building in the civil society sector, social accountability, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption More ...

James Keeley

Associate

China specialist, policy processes, agriculture, environment and science and innovation. More ...

Anna Khakee

Associate

Democratisation, democracy assistance and governance; EU governance policies; nexus between governance and security; human security. More ...

Anna Paterson

Associate

Political research and analysis, monitoring and evaluation More ...

Laure-Hélène Piron

Associate

Governance, political development, rule of law, human rights, conflict and fragility. Political economy analysis and institutional development. Policy, strategy, programme design, review and evaluation More ...

Samantha Wade

Associate

Professional facilatator specialised in international development issues. More ...

David Wood

Associate

Conflict and peace building, fragile states, political economy analysis, governance, institutional development, stategic planning. More ...

Angela Holton

Administrator

Experienced programme administrator working in university and consultancy environments. More ...