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Craig’s main research interests are in the politics, management and communication of aid. He leads a collaborative project with the UK’s Department for International Development on adaptive management. Craig also has a specific interest in security and justice sector reform, primarily focused in South and South-East Asia.

Craig has a specific interest in how security and justice can be improved in countries emerging from violent conflict. His work to date has focused on security and justice sector reform, legal empowerment, and the role of both elites and local level 'informal' actors in shaping post-conflict transitions.

Craig has also conducted multi-country research on the use of Theory of Change approaches in international development. This work forms part of a broader interest in how aid organisations function: how they learn and adapt their role to changing local contexts.

  1. #AdaptDev workshop 3: value for money and adaptive management


  2. #AdaptDev workshop 2: Managing the donor-implementer relationship


  3. Managing development agencies: from reform to renewal


  4. #AdaptDev workshop: organisational culture for learning and adaptation


  5. DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next?


  6. Timeline|DFID at 20: what have we learned, and where next?

  7. The politics of the results agenda in DFID: 1997-2017

    Research reports

  8. Getting to grips with power: can NGOs improve justice in Bangladesh?

    Research reports

  9. £17 million UK aid spent on legal services for Bangladeshi women – did it work?

  10. Putting theory into practice: how DFID is doing development differently

    Research reports

  11. Doing development differently: who we are, what we're doing and what we're learning


  12. Doing development differently: two years on, what are we learning?


  13. How donors can fund bottom-up peacebuilding

  14. The risks of supporting rule of law in fragile states


  15. Does SSR improve security in developing countries?

  16. Evidence synthesis: security sector reform and organisational capacity building

    Research reports

  17. Harnessing the private and non-profit sectors in security and justice programming


  18. Putting #adaptdev into practice on gender, conflict, health and learning

  19. Learning and adaptation: six pitfalls to avoid

  20. Putting learning at the centre: adaptive development programming in practice

    Research reports