The reality of working in aid
|Dates:||30 May 2018|
|Times:||11:30 - 12:30|
|What is it:||Short course|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
What is the reality of working in aid and global development?
Hear for yourself and exchange experiences with Pablo Yanguas, the author of the book Why We Lie About Aid (Zed Books, 2018).
If you have ever contemplated a career in aid or development, or your work involves working with those who do, this interactive discussion seminar is for you.
Yanguas will discuss with participants the challenges of working in a neglectful or even hostile donor environment, and ideas for reform and improvement of aid delivery. He will draw on his extensive experience researching the practice of development and advising on politically-smart and adaptive foreign aid for DFID, private providers, INGOs and the World Bank.
This discussion is open to students, academics, researchers, members of the public and anyone with an interest in working effectively with or understanding the aid sector.
Role: Research Fellow
Organisation: Global Development Institite
Biography: Pablo Yanguas is a Research Fellow at the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre and Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, as well as an international development consultant. He received his PhD in Government from Cornell University after studying History and Archaeology at the University of Seville. His research centres on the political economy of foreign aid, the politics of development policy, and public sector reform, and has appeared in academic journals like World Development, Development Policy Review, Third World Quarterly and Journal of International Development. As an advisor he specializes on politically-smart and adaptive foreign aid, with a focus on anti-corruption programming.
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