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David is a Social Development specialist, with over 10 years of experience in aspects of gender dynamics, childhood poverty and child protection (inc. gender-based violence and violence against women), and linking evidence to policy processes within a variety of institutional contexts. Gender-analysis work has focused upon social audits, social risk, mainstreaming, gender-based violence – particularly relating to adolescent girls, and social protection. Underpinning this work is a cross-cutting interest in the intersection of knowledge, policy and power with respect to policy processes – particularly with regard to the political context and political economy analysis. Methodological specialities on qualitative and participatory methods (including digital storytelling and participatory photography), child/youth friendly approaches, and secondary techniques such as systematic reviews and evidence synthesis. Training in MAXQDA, Sensemaker and EPPI reviewer software. Experience in both NGOs and research institutions, with in-depth fieldwork across South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, with a broader geographic focus on Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa.


 

  1. Painting by numbers: how does the post-2015 High-Level Panel score on child protection?

  2. Knowledge, policy and power in international development: a practical framework for improving policy

    Working papers

  3. Providing practical guidance for in-country programming: the value of analysing knowledge, policy and power

    Working papers

  4. Childhood vulnerability to climate change in marginalised Vietnamese communities: the case for participation

    Working papers

  5. Knowledge, policy and power in international development: a practical guide

    Book/book chapter

  6. Situation analysis of children and poverty in Uganda: voices of children

    Research reports

  7. ‘Recovery with a human face’ – the global financial crisis and child well-being

    Press Release

  8. Improving the prominence of child rights in poverty reduction strategy papers

    Working papers

  9. Drivers of chronic poverty policy processes

    Toolkit/guidelines

  10. Strengthening science–policy dialogue in developing countries: a priority for climate change adaptation

    Working papers

  11. Participatory governance in Nepal – why the poor and excluded matter

  12. Governance and citizenship from below: Views of poor and excluded groups and their vision for a New Nepal

    Working papers