Mark Robinson is a research fellow and governance team leader at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. He is a political sociologist with 18 years of research, teaching and operational experience in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Robinson previously worked in India for the Ford Foundation as programme officer for governance and civil society and as a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute. Broad areas of research expertise include governance, democracy and civil society, with particular interests in state capacity and the politics of governance reform.

Last Updated: August 2, 2017

Asia 2015: Sustaining Growth and Ending Poverty (Editor, with John Farrington, 2006)
The Political Economy of Governance Reforms in Uganda (2006)
Civil Society, Democratisation and Foreign Aid in Africa (with Steven Friedman, 2005)
Democratic Developmental State : Politics and Institutional Design (Editor, with Gordon White, 1999)
Corruption and Development (Editor, 1998)