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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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David Booth
David Booth

David Booth

Director of APPP/Research Fellow, Politics and Governance

David Booth leads the Africa Power and Politics Programme (APPP), a five-year consortium research programme dedicated to "discovering institutions that work for poor people”. APPP brings together research organisations and think-tanks in France, Ghana, Niger, Uganda, the UK and the USA. It is undertaking research in nineteen African countries and is supported by DFID and Irish Aid.

David Booth’s other work currently focuses on the political economy of governance-improvement and aid in sub-Saharan Africa and, to a lesser extent, Latin America. Between 2000 and 2009 David was the editor of Development Policy Review.

Formerly a university academic at Hull and Swansea, David has been a Research Fellow at ODI since 1998.

Freedom Square Crowd - Georgia parliamentary elections 2012
Freedom Square Crowd - Georgia parliamentary elections 2012

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Credit: Susan Astray
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Can democracy deliver for development? Lessons from Brazil, India and Ghana

Event - Public event - 13 May 2014 13:00 - 14:45 (GMT+01 (BST))

What does the growing disillusionment across both the developed and the developing world about the way democracy works mean for the promise of democracy? Drawing on research from three leading democracies in the developing world, this event will explore whether and how these systems can deliver for their populations - and what this means for broader debates on institutions and development.

Laying the first stone at the school construction site in Languibounou, Cote d’Ivoire
Laying the first stone at the school construction site in Languibounou, Cote d’Ivoire

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Credit: USAID
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Governance for development in Africa

Event - Public event - 15 October 2013 18:00 - 23:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​‘Bad governance’, and its economic and political manifestations are often blamed for a number of Africa’s problems ranging from embezzlement of aid & corruption to slow economic growth. This event launches a new book from David Booth and Diana Cammack, which highlights how research centres are rethinking approaches to governance in Africa. For more information and to register, please visit the Royal African Society's website.

Bilateral cooperation and local power dynamics: the case of Rwanda

Publication - Research reports and studies - 4 October 2013
Frederick Golooba-Mutebi and David Booth
Commissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Kigali as an input to its cooperation strategy for the next five to seven years, this paper is a focused contribution to understanding power dynamics in Rwanda. It is based on an extended study of relationships and change processes within the government and political leadership in Kigali.


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