Christopher Marc Lilyblad Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Christopher Marc Lilyblad

Strategy and Policy Advisor
UNDP

Currently a policy and strategy advisor with UNDP, Christopher previously held research appointments at Harvard University, Oxford's Changing Character of War Centre, and the European Council on Foreign Relations. His research has featured in Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance, the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, and the Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations. Christopher holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he attended as a Clarendon Scholar.

Biography

Dr Christopher Marc Lilyblad is a policy advisor specializing in strategy, development, and governance. Currently serving with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he previously held research appointments at Harvard University, Oxford’s Changing Character of War Centre, and the European Council on Foreign Relations. As a practitioner, he has served in managerial and advisory roles with local, national, and international authorities, including the European Union, and various private organizations. His research has featured in several chapters of the edited volume Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance, the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, and the Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations. Christopher holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he attended as a Clarendon Scholar and concurrently held the Peter J. Braam scholarship in International Development at Merton College.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Global Governance; International Development; Policy and Strategy; Development Economics; Sovereignty, Authority & Institutions; Territorial and Local Approaches; Global-Local Nexus

Personal Interests

    Currently launching a new research project about public and private approaches to global sustainable development, including the historical role of state institutions designating 'formal' and 'informal' spheres of activity and how these relate to socioeconomic development outcomes and impact.

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Sovereignty and Illicit Social Order (Lilyblad) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Territory, Politics, Governance

Illicit Authority and Its Competitors: The Constitution of Governance in Territories of Limited Statehood


Published: Feb 14, 2014 by Territory, Politics, Governance
Authors: Christopher Marc Lilyblad
Subjects: Sociology, Military & Security Studies

This article examines how governance in territories of limited statehood (TOLS) subjected to ‘illicit authority’ is constituted and whether non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could emerge as viable alternatives.