Clare Cummings


Clare Cummings is a lecturer and consultant with an interest in how rules shape development outcomes, cultural political economy analysis, and Thinking and Working Politically in development programming. She lectures in political analysis of development policy at the University of Manchester and her current research concerns how transnational law is used to challenge environmental degradation in the global South.

Her consulting work has recently focused on FCDO governance reform programming (Nigeria), state legitimacy (Nepal) and health sector reform (Nepal). Clare was previously a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute where she specialised in political economy analysis of public goods and services.

Clare holds a PhD in development studies from the University of Manchester, an MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Research Methods from the University of Manchester.