About Me

I am an international development researcher and professional with over 10 years of experience working with multilateral institutions, civil society, donor organizations, governments and academia. I have extensive experience with research, policy analysis & advice, planning and program design.  My major accomplishments are co-authoring the governance and justice background paper for the Five Year Plan of Bangladesh, developing a strategic plan on justice for BRAC, and completing a study with over 10,000 civil servant survey respondents in Comoros.  My main specialization is in governance and justice, especially citizen participation, public administration, transparency and accountability, with expertise in political economy analysis.

I have advanced skills in qualitative research methods - including semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, and case studies - and am knowledgeable in quantitative and survey methods as well.  I have extensive experience with managing teams and engaging with government officials at the most senior level.

I have authored or co-authored over a dozen articles, working papers, books and reports.  Research topics include participatory development, civil service reform, decentralization, land grabbing in peri-urban areas, nutrition, the governance of health & education, crime & politics, justice, trade, energy, and civil service reform.  I completed a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.P.A./I.D. from the Harvard Kennedy School.