Heather Marquette

Heather Marquette

Heather Marquette is Reader in Development Politics in the International Development Department, University of Birmingham. A political scientist by training, she has extensive international experience in research, policy advice, consultancy and training on the politics of development, governance, corruption, political analysis, and aid policy.

Her research includes work on Afghanistan, Ghana, India, Kenya and Nigeria. Her work has been published in Third World QuarterlyPolitical Studies, and Public Administration & Development, among others, and she is the author ofCorruption, Politics and Development: The Role of the World Bank (Palgrave Macmillan).

Heather is also Academic Director of GSDRC (formerly known as the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre). GSDRC is a research and knowledge management centre specialising in governance, social development, humanitarian and conflict issues. It is funded primarily by DFID, AusAID and the European Commission, as well as the World Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat, UNDP, NORAD and others. 


Welcome to DLP's blog

10th December 2013

Welcome to DLP's new blog on politics, power, policy and developmental leadership

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Do donors have realistic expectations of their staff when it comes to 'thinking and working politically'?

9th June 2014

Is learning to ‘think politically’ like learning a new language? 

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Corruption: do we target the servant or the paymaster?

5th November 2014

Guest post for The Guardian on UK aid watchdog report

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Fixing aid: we can't turn off the tap at the first sign of corruption

10th November 2014

Guest post for The Conversation

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Communicating anti-corruption messages in development

9th March 2015

Guest post for the OECD

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Is fighting corruption like fighting zombies?

13th October 2015

Guest post in The Guardian

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Corruption? The developing world has bigger problems

26th April 2016

Guest post for Prospect 

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