David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester where he is Executive Director of the Global Development Institute and CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre. He has worked on rural development, poverty and poverty reduction, microfinance, the role of NGOs in conflict/peace and development, environmental management, social protection and the political economy of global poverty for more than 30 years. His main focus has been on Bangladesh but he has worked extensively across South Asia, East Africa and the Pacific.  

Doctor of Philosophy, James Cook University, 1984
BA Cambridge, 1974
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Political economy analysis (PEA)
Rural development policy and planning
Poverty reduction strategies
Finance for the poor
Sociology of development
Role of community organisations and NGOs
Evaluation of technical assistance
Environmental management; public sector reform
Country Experience:

Bangladesh, Belize, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.