Samuel Sharp

Samuel Sharp

Research Officer
Sam is a Research Officer in the Politics and Governance programme. He specialises in adaptive and politically-smart development programming, and how adaptive approaches interact with bureaucratic politics and processes.

Sam's other research interests include the sources of development commitment amongst political elites, particularly within authoritarian regimes; and mixed-method approaches to understanding behaviour in post-conflict societies.  He has experience of political economy analyses in various sectors, most recently on civil society engagement in tax reform and phasing out of plastic production. He holds an MA in Development, Governance and Public Policy from the Institute of Development Studies, where he previously worked as a research assistant.

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