Clare Cummings


Clare Cummings is a doctoral researcher and consultant with an interest in cultural political economy, public service delivery and politically-smart, locally-led development programming. She studies at the University of Manchester and her doctoral studies concern a critical application of political settlements analysis to processes of inclusive development.

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 and holds an MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam and an MSc in Research Methods from the University of Manchester.