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Meet the team

The SOAS ACE team involved in this course include Professor Mushtaq Khan, Dr Pallavi Roy and Duncan Edwards.
Mushtaq Khan, Pallavi Roy and Duncan Edwards
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In this course you’ll be learning with a range of experts, who have been involved in writing and presenting the material you will study.

Professor Mushtaq Khan is a senior academic at the Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London, and a leading thinker on anti-corruption, governance, economic development, industrial policy and political settlements. He has led multidisciplinary and multi-country research teams in the past including UK aid’s three year Governance and Growth Research Programme and has been a member of the United Nation Committee of Experts on Public Administration and the World Bank’s Panel of Experts on Policy Implementation. He has spoken widely on topics such as rent-seeking, corruption, governance reform and economic development. Mushtaq Khan is the Executive Director of SOAS-ACE.

Dr Pallavi Roy is a Reader (Associate Professor) in International Economics at SOAS. She brings multi-sector experience to issues of rent-seeking, economic development and political economy research. A former financial journalist in India covering politics, infrastructure and metallic commodities for ten years, she jointly led an international research project on multilateralism and the UN with Professor Thomas G Weiss of the University of New York and oversaw 11 research projects.

Duncan Edwards Duncan is the Programme Manager for SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) programme. Duncan is a consultant, facilitator and researcher with over twenty years designing, engaging in, and delivering learning and knowledge generation processes for the purposes of improving development practice and ultimately achieving developmental outcomes. Recent roles include Director of The TAP Room, a small research, evaluation and learning consultancy; Director of Global Initiatives and Impact with Publish What You Pay; Programme Manager for Making All Voices Count’s Research, Evidence and Learning (REL) component at the Institute of Development Studies building an evidence base in the field of technology, citizen engagement and accountable responsive governance.

The SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) research programme, on which much of this course is based, is the result of a collaboration between partners from 10 different countries:

  • Auburn University, USA
  • BIGD-BRAC University, Bangladesh
  • Centre for Democracy and Development, Nigeria
  • Collective of Social Science Research, Pakistan
  • CCRED, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Danish Institute of International Studies, Denmark
  • Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania
  • Ecom Research Group, Tanzania
  • Habeeb Oredola & Associates, Nigeria
  • IFAKARA Health Institute, Tanzania
  • James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Mercu Buana University, Indonesia
  • Oak Center for Journalism Development, Nigeria
  • ODI – Overseas Development Institute, UK
  • Palladium, UK
  • PolittAnalytics, Nigeria
  • REPOA, Tanzania
  • SDN – Stakeholder Democracy Network, Nigeria
  • St John University of Tanzania
  • The Policy Practice, UK
  • Transparency International Bangladesh, Bangladesh
  • TMBM Yield Capital, Tanzania
  • University College London, UK
  • Centre for Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Birmingham, UK
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria

The SOAS Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) consortium is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The programme conducted over 30 research projects in a range of sectors and themes including: Energy; health extractives; skills; digital; pharmaceuticals; media; illicit financial flows; fertilisers; steel; rice production and smuggling; tax; and climate change.

Many other people also contributed to producing this course in different ways. Acknowledgement and thanks from the team go to: Dr Sophie van Huellen, Mitchell Watkins and Claire Proudfoot.

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