David Booth

David Booth

Director of APPP/Research Fellow
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David Booth leads research on Developmental Regimes in Africa, which builds on the conclusions of the Africa Power and Politics Programme. He has worked on aid, innovations in development policy and practice, and the political economy of governance and service delivery in Africa and Latin America. He speaks Spanish.

David Booth leads research on Developmental Regimes in Africa, funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This builds on the conclusions of the Africa Power and Politics Programme, a five-year consortium research programme supported by DFID and Irish Aid. His latest book is Governance for Development in Africa: Solving Collective Action Problems, with Diana Cammack, Zed Books 2013.

David Booth has worked on aid, innovations in development policy and practice, and the political economy of governance and service delivery. He has experience in sub-Saharan Africa and several parts of Asia and Latin America, and speaks fluent Spanish.

Formerly a university academic at Hull and Swansea, David has been a Research Fellow at ODI since 1998. Between 2000 and 2009, he was the editor of Development Policy Review.

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