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Samuel Sharp

Research Officer

Politics and Governance

Portrait of Samuel Sharp

Sam's other research interests include the sources of development commitment amongst political elites, particularly within authoritarian regimes; and mixed-method approaches to understanding behaviour in post-conflict societies.  He has experience of political economy analyses in various sectors, most recently on civil society engagement in tax reform and phasing out of plastic production. He holds an MA in Development, Governance and Public Policy from the Institute of Development Studies, where he previously worked as a research assistant.

  1. Adaptive bureaucracies: an oxymoron? Four ways bureaucracies can break the mould

  2. Opportunities and challenges for DAC members in ‘adapting to context’

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Adaptive bureaucracies? Enabling adaptation in public bureaucracies

    Working papers

  4. To promote open societies globally, the FCDO must be more realistic, politically savvy and self-aware

  5. Building bureaucracies that adapt to complexity


  6. Phasing out plastics

  7. Phasing out plastics: the automotive sector

    Research reports

  8. Phasing out plastics: the construction sector

    Research reports

  9. Phasing out plastics: the electrical and electronic equipment sector

    Research reports

  10. Phasing out plastics: the packaging sector

    Research reports

  11. Phasing out plastics

    Research reports

  12. The mental landscape of post-conflict life in northern Uganda

    Research reports

  13. Four expert views on the future of tax for development

  14. Measuring evidence-informed decision-making processes in low- and middle-income countries

    Briefing/policy papers

  15. Regional bodies supporting national-level evidence-informed decision-making on vaccines

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Civil society engagement in tax reform

    Research reports

  17. Mobilising civil society support for tax reform needs donors to get political

  18. Monitoring and learning for country-level portfolio decision-making and adaptation

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. How to manage complexity: four lessons for DFID’s new Secretary of State

  20. How DFID can better manage complexity in development programming

    Briefing/policy papers