Ed Laws

Ed Laws

Senior Research Officer
Ed Laws joined the Politics and Governance programme at ODI in February 2018. He previously worked as a researcher for the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) and the University of Birmingham. He is a DLP associate and a Fellow with the Thinking and Working Politically Community of Practice. He specialises in political economy and political settlements analysis, and has a particular interest in politically smart approaches to aid delivery, flexible and adaptive programming, and the politics of service delivery. Ed has fieldwork experience in Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland, Afghanistan and Nepal.

Ed Laws completed a PhD in Politics at the University of York. He subsequently worked as a postgraduate and postdoctoral teaching assistant on courses on politics and on political theory at York, before working as a researcher with the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). Ed published a number of papers for the DLP on a range of topics related to leadership, power and political reform. Between 2016 and 2018 Ed worked as a Research Fellow at the International Development Department at the University of Birmingham. His recent research has focused on thinking and working politically in fragile and conflict-affected countries, the politics of universal health coverage, environmental sustainability in the informal sector, and the governance implications of private sector development. Ed has fieldwork experience in Kenya, Tanzania, Somaliland, Afghanistan and Nepal. 

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