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Lisa Denney

Research Associate

  • Politics and Governance
Portrait of Lisa Denney

<p>Lisa Denney is a Research Associate in the Politics and Governance Programme. She was previously a Research Fellow, having worked with ODI since November 2010. Her interests focus on the relationship between security and development, access to justice, post-conflict peacebuilding, and the need to better account for local governance practices. Lisa also has a background in using political economy analysis to inform donor programming</p>

Lisa has worked with the g7+ Group of Fragile States since 2011 and manages the Sierra Leone country programme of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, examining capacity building in the nutrition sector. She also leads streams of research related to community policing and the politics of security and justice programming.

Lisa completed her PhD in International Politics at Aberystwyth University in 2010, with a thesis focusing on the challenges of engaging informal security and justice actors in DFID’s policing and justice reform programmes in Sierra Leone. She has undertaken research in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste and is the author of Justice and Security Reform: Development Agencies and Informal Institutions in Sierra Leone, published with Routledge in 2014.cusing on high level politics and centralised states.

  1. Diverse pathways to justice for all: supporting everyday justice providers to achieve SDG 16.3

    Research reports

  2. Service delivery and state capacity: findings from the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

    Research reports

  3. Political economy analysis: guidance for legal technical assistance


  4. Trump’s global gag rule means more women and girls will die

  5. Aid programmes need to understand what ‘justice’ means in Myanmar

  6. ‘Making big cases small and small cases disappear’: experiences of local justice in Myanmar

    Research reports

  7. Beyond the police: security provision in cities


  8. Delivering change: beyond investing in girls


  9. Reflections on ROLE UK's approach: learning from reviews of justice and security programming

    Briefing/policy papers

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


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

    Research reports

  12. Does SSR improve security in developing countries?

  13. Reforming solid waste management in Phnom Penh

    Working papers

  14. Using political economy analysis in conflict, security and justice programmes


  15. How post-Ebola health system support needs to change

  16. Teenage pregnancy after Ebola in Sierra Leone: mapping responses, gaps and ongoing challenges

    Working papers

  17. Beyond the toolkit: supporting peace processes in Asia

    Research reports

  18. Turning the gaze on ourselves: acknowledging the political economy of development research


  19. Context-relevant, flexible and transnational programming: the future of security and justice?

    Research reports

  20. Of sasquatches and flexible programming: a genuine sighting

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