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Tim Kelsall

Senior Research Fellow

Politics and Governance

Portrait of Tim Kelsall

Tim Kelsall is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London who specialises in political economy analysis and political anthropology, and has interests in governance, democracy, transitional justice, economic growth, education, and health. He has worked in several developing countries, including Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Cambodia. He holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MA and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Prior to joining ODI he taught politics and development studies at Oxford and Newcastle Universities, edited the journal African Affairs, and worked freelance for organisations such as the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research, the Developmental Leadership Programme at the University of Birmingham, and the Asian Development Bank. He has published extensively on issues of politics and development in Africa and Asia, is an alumnus of the East-West Center in Hawai’i, and an Honorary Research Fellow of the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester. His latest book is Business, Politics, and the State in Africa: Rethinking the orthodoxies on growth and transformation (London: Zed Books, 2013). Tim can also be contacted via his Academia.edu profile.

  1. How the G7 can champion a more contextually grounded vision for democracy and human rights

  2. Making the G7 summit a success

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  3. The ingredients of successful adaptive programming in Tanzania: a QCA analysis

    Research reports

  4. The politics of responding to Covid-19 in developing countries (part two)

  5. The politics of responding to Covid-19 in developing countries (part one)

  6. Thinking and working with political settlements: the case of Tanzania

    Working papers

  7. The politics of growth: transformative ideas in economics

    Event

  8. Beating the superbugs: the role of politics in antibiotic resistance

  9. Improving local governance and service delivery

    Event

  10. Leaving no one behind in the roads sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya

    Research reports

  11. Leaving no one behind in the health sector: an SDG stocktake in Kenya and Nepal

    Research reports

  12. An integrated approach to leaving no one behind: overview and methodology

    Research reports

  13. Political settlements and pathways to universal health coverage

    Working papers

  14. Developmental regimes in Africa: Synthesis report

    Research reports

  15. Economic growth and political succession: a study of two regions

    Working papers

  16. Anti-developmental patrimonialism in Zimbabwe

    Working papers

  17. Developmental patrimonialism? The case of Malawi

    Working papers

  18. Developmental patrimonialism? Questioning the orthodoxy on political governance and economic progress in Africa

    Working papers

  19. Game-theoretic models, social mechanisms and public goods in Africa

    Working papers

  20. Going with the grain in African development?

    Working papers