Category Archives: Research

“Moving teachers to Malawi’s remote communities: a data-driven approach to teacher deployment”

Proud to have (online) published my (co-authored) first (working) paper!

The product of more than two years of research, in close partnership with the Government of Malawi, the paper details the political economy factors driving the vast disparities in staffing between remote and more urban schools in Malawi, and the potential of data-driven policies, such as calibrated remote posting allowances, to address the problem. Look out for news of the rollout of new policies in Malawi over the next year or so.

Read the paper.

UPDATE 8th January 2019: The updated paper is now published in the International Journal of Educational Development.


“Collective action for smallholder market access: the case of Tanzania’s Agricultural Market Systems Development Programme”

For my MSc dissertation I looked at Tanzania’s recent donor-financed Agricultural Market Systems Development Programme as an example of farmer’s-groups-led poverty reduction programmes.

Read it here. (It got a merit!)