Jo BEALL

jo.beall@dpu-associates.net

Specialisation
Cities in situations of war and conflict; decentralisation, local governance and service delivery; and urban poverty, social exclusion and gender.

Country experience
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Colombia.

Languages
English

Educational and professional qualifications

1981
BA Economic History

1982
MA Economic History

1997
PhD Geography, London School of Economics

EMPLOYMENT

2005-
Professor of Development Studies, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2004-07
Director, Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

2001-05
Reader in Development Studies and Director Development Management Programme, DESTIN, LSE

1994-2000
Lecturer in Department of Social Policy, LSE

1991-94
Co-director of the Gender Policy and Planning Programme and Lecturer in Urban Social Policy, Development Planning Unit, University College London (UCL)

1990-92
Part-time Lecturer in Social Policy, LSE

1989
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University

1984-88
Lecturer in Comparative African Government, Department of African Studies, University of Natal, Durban

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CONSULTANCY AND RESEARCH

2005-06
Afghanistan.Academic advisor and overview paper writer for study of Urban Livelihoods in Afghanistan, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (European Union and AREU).

2004
Afghanistan. Urban Issues Paper (World Bank AREU).

2004
UK. Department for International Development (DFID) Corporate Strategy Paper on Social Exclusion.

2002-04
Bangladesh. Department for International Development (DFID) external Advisor to the Human Rights and Governance Programme (HUGO)/ Manusher Jonno.

2001-02
Uganda and Zambia. Department for International Development (DFID) Head of external evaluation of IUDD City Community Challenge Fund Pilot Programmes.

2001
Brussels.Gender Impact Assessment of International Role of Community Research for the Council of the European Union.

2000
South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho. Department for International Development (DFID) Mapping of Social Development Capacity in Southern Africa.

Kenya and UK. UN – Habitat Policy Paper on Gender and Urban Governance.

UK and Washington DC. Report on Globalisation and Social Exclusion: Implications for Urban Policy (World Bank).

1999
UK. Operations Evaluation Department: Review of Use of Sociological and Anthropological Methods and Perspectives in World Bank Poverty Assessments (World Bank).

1997
Australia. Gender and Sustainability paper for UNEP.

1997-99
Brussels, South Africa, Botswana. European Commission (EC) (DGVIII) Various in role of Regional Gender Expert on Southern Africa.

1995–97
Kenya and UK. United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) Gender Policy Paper and Action Plan.

1996
Japan. Participation and urban empowerment paper (UNEP).

Dubai and Istanbul. Background paper on gender for Habitat II conference.

1994
Paris and UK. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Various, Urban Affairs Division.

1993
Pakistan. Study of informal social safety nets as background to the World Bank Pakistan Poverty Assessment (DFID).

1991
Kenya. Evaluation of micro-credit programme for women (SIDA).

1990-94
Sweden and Tanzania. Gender training for Swedish International Development Agency, partner governments and consultants (SIDA).

1991-94
Malaysia, Kenya and Egypt. Urban poverty training inputs for Urban Management Programme (DFID, UNCHS, UNDP, World Bank)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

External Associations

2002-
Council for Assisting Refugee Academics, Member of Council.

1997-2002
ActionAid, Board of Trustees.

Journal Board Membership

2004-
Editorial Board, Journal of Development Studies.

2000-
Editorial Advisory Board, Development Southern Africa.

1999-2004
Editor, Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS).

1998-
Editorial Board, Gender and Development.

1993-
Editorial Board, Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS).

Visiting Appointments

2002-05
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban.

1992-96
Profesora Invitada, Centro de Investigaciones Sobre Dinamica Social, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.

1989-90
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex.

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