Author Archives: Lisa Denney

About Lisa Denney

is an independent consultant and Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute

Turning the Gaze on Ourselves: Acknowledging the Political Economy of Development Research

This post is a contribution to an online symposium on the changing nature of knowledge production in fragile states. Be sure to read other entries, beginning with Deval Desai and Rebecca Tapscott‘s piece. While researchers (ourselves included) now consistently underline the importance of understanding the political economy of developing countries and donors that support them in order to achieve better aid outcomes, the research industry remains largely ambivalent about questions of our own political economy. Desai and Tapscott’s paper is therefore a refreshing attempt to start Continue reading →