Diana Cammack is an ODI Research Associate and a specialist in southern African politics. She has worked in the region for thirty years and has lived there for more than fifteen. She focuses on Malawian politics but has also written on aid, governance, human rights, and conflict in Africa generally. In recent years she has been involved in a number of political economy studies, with a focus on neopatrimonial and fragile states. She leads the APPP Local Governance and Leadership research stream and APPP’s Malawi research team, which is studying governance and the delivery of public goods in peri-urban areas.