Thomas Parks

Thomas Parks

Thomas Parks has worked in development assistance for 15 years, specialising in governance, political-economy, and conflict in Southeast Asia. As Regional Director at The Asia Foundation (2006-2013), he managed the Foundation's programs addressing conflict and governance reform, with a focus on fragile states and subnational conflict areas. He designed and led the large research program that produced The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development, and co-authored Political Settlements: Implications for International Development Policy and PracticeHe is a regular public speaker on conflict and development issues in Asia. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard University, and an MA in International Affairs (Southeast Asian Studies) from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Articles

Fragmentation of the Thinking and Working Politically agenda: Should we worry?

29th August 2016

Recently, I’ve read many articles and heard from many colleagues who are concerned about the apparent competition between the Doing Development Differently (DDD) network and the Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) community of practice.

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