Mark Robinson

University of Sussex


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.