Research Project at the Centre
Global Cooperation and Development Policy Coherence
Professor Brown's research will focus on cooperation among donor countries in development policy, part of a five-year project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project’s goal is to explain policy coherence and incoherence, as well understand how donor policies and practices on coherence (including the Paris Principles of ownership, alignment and harmonization) play out in developing countries, including how they affect power hierarchies among the various actors.
In addition to desk-based research on foreign aid and international cooperation for development, Professor Brown will do some fieldwork in Mali and take advantage of his presence in Europe to conduct interviews with key actors and analysts of international cooperation for development. He will also undertake a few other research activities, such as completing an edited volume on the securitization of foreign aid, jointly with Jörn Grävingholt (German Development Institute).