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Harry Jones

Research Fellow

Portrait of Harry Jones

Harry Jones is a Research Fellow in the RAPID group at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the UK’s leading think tank on international development. His work focuses on decision-making in policy making and implementation in developing countries. He has carried out research, advisory services, evaluations and inputs to programme design and implementation in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. This work combines an understanding of the policy process and use of knowledge with an analysis of power and political economy, directed towards providing practical yet innovative advice, as exemplified by his book on Knowledge, Policy and Power recently published by the Policy Press. His pragmatic work on complexity theory has also received considerable attention, including a two year research project surveying principles and frameworks for implementing programmes in the face of complex problems.

He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University, with a first class masters degree in mathematics and philosophy and university-wide prizes for work on political theory and the philosophy of social science, this has since been supplemented with short courses in game theory, complex social systems, sociology, and political economy analysis from a variety of quality institutions. He joined the ODI soon after university, and was promoted four times in five years to become the youngest member of the senior research staff. Over that time he has advised DFID, the World Bank, various UN organisations, and developing country governments. He has been based in Nepal since May 2011 working on a large DFID-funded initiative, where he is currently managing a project looking to promote changes in policy and practice through the targeted deployment of research and expertise.

 

 

  1. ‘Knowledge Policy and Power in International Development: A Practical Guide’ – European Book Launch

    Event

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

    Book/book chapter

  3. Promoting evidence-based decision-making in development agencies

    Working papers

  4. Donor engagement in policy dialogue: navigating the interface between knowledge and power

    Working papers

  5. The political economy of policy-making in Indonesia: opportunities for improving the demand for and use of knowledge

    Working papers

  6. Learning lessons from the policy influence of the Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (RHVP)

    Research reports

  7. Research report: the political economy of policy-making in Indonesia

    Research reports

  8. Programming for complexity: how to get past ‘horses for courses’

  9. Managing better for results, not just measuring them better: lessons on complexity for the results agenda

  10. Taking responsibility for complexity

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Taking responsibility for complexity: how implementation can achieve results in the face of complex problems

    Working papers

  12. Knowledge taxonomies: a literature review

    Research reports

  13. A Study of the Asian Development Bank's Knowledge Taxonomy

    Research reports

  14. Supporting demand side accountability in Tanzania

    Research reports

  15. A guide to monitoring and evaluating policy influence

    Working papers

  16. Strengthening learning from research and evaluation: going with the grain

    Research reports

  17. Playing the game: responding to the politics of climate science

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

    Working papers

  19. Building equity north and south

    Event

  20. Equity in development: Why it is important and how to achieve it

    Working papers