I'm a political scientist with experience from the Western Balkans. My PhD dissertation examined how patron-client networks interact with statebuilding efforts in Kosovo’s municipalities. I've worked as an analyst and consultant to various international organisations and NGOs, including the World Health Organization, Transparency International and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. I've also worked at the Cabinet Office in London and for a development NGO in Jordan.
I hold a B.A. in Modern History and Politics from the University of Oxford, a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance, and a PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin.
2 Feb 2020
Informal systems of reciprocity help people cope with adversity, but they can also promote favouritism and corruption – learn how practitioners can navigate the dilemmas these systems present for service delivery.
28 Jul 2019
We need alternative strategies beyond legal and enforcement tools to address systemic corruption. Capacity building for politicians can be adapted to challenge corrupt norms and incentives.
22 Oct 2018
Donors should be willing to collect diverse perspectives regarding opportunities for partnership with customary leaders.
15 Oct 2018
Social norms in communities, families, and organisations are key to understanding why corruption persists. Strategies to diagnose and relieve social pressures can help anti-corruption reforms succeed.