Richard Batley

Richard Batley

Richard Batley is Emeritus Professor of Development Administration at the International Development Department, School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham. His research interests are in government, service delivery, non-state service provision, public-private partnership, regulation, urban policy, and aid management. He has experience in Britain, Latin America, Africa and South Asia. He has recently completed a research project on relations between government and non-government service providers in three South Asian countries, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (2006-09). He was lead adviser for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the development of a handbook on contracting out government funding and services in fragile states (2010). Current research is on the politics of service provision in conflict-affected and effective states.


Politics shape services; and services shape politics

19th June 2014

How governance and sector specialists can help each other understand the politics of service delivery

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