Joseph Wales

Joseph Wales

Senior Research Officer

Joseph's work focuses on issues of governance and politics of service delivery especially in education. He has a background in statistical analysis and political economy and has worked in Mexico, India, Nepal and Tanzania.

Joe joined the Politics and Governance team at ODI in August 2012. He is a graduate of Oxford University and has an MPA in International Development from the London School of Economics.

Before ODI he worked in Mexico and India for small NGOs, designing and analysing the outcomes of randomised controlled trials testing the effectiveness of interventions in public education.

Joe's current work focuses on issues of governance and the politics of service delivery, with a specialisation in education.

He has contributed to several rigorous reviews of evidence on non-state providers of education and contributed to case study analysis of the education systems of Chile and Indonesia, with a particular focus on the political aspects of reforms.

 

His broader political economy experience includes analysis of human resources for health deployment in Nepal and medicine shortages in Tanzania, as well as research into local level community accountability mechanisims for health.

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