David Hudson is the Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development at the University of Birmingham (UK). He has written widely on the politics of development, in particular on the role of coalitions, leadership and power in reform processes and how development actors can think and work politically; the drivers of global migration, finance and trade and how these processes shape national development; and how people in rich countries engage with global development issues, as part of the Gates Foundation’s Aid Attitudes Tracker. He has extensive fieldwork experience and loves nothing better than working with survey, network, and interview data. He is also actively involved with practitioners and policymakers, providing evaluations, design and policy advice, consultancy and training with donors and NGOs.
13th February 2018
How can a gendered understanding of power and politics make development work more effective?
7th March 2017
Thinking about women and girls makes development work better for everyone
3rd February 2016
Positive deviance and Myanmar's telecoms revolution
8th October 2015
What are governance advisers missing with ‘Political Economy Analysis’? How can they do better?
17th April 2015