Professor David Hulme
Professor of Development Studies
Director, Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI)
CEO, Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (ESID)
David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at The University of Manchester where he is Director of the Global Development Institute (Uniting the strengths of BWPI and IDPM)and CEO of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre. Currently, He is the president of the Development Studies Association. He is a member of the Advisory Council of BIGD, BRAC University also.
David Hulme has worked on rural development, poverty and poverty reduction, microfinance, the role of non-government organisations in development, environmental management, social protection and the political economy of global poverty for more than 30 years. His main focus has been on Bangladesh but he has worked extensively across South Asia, East Africa and the Pacific. Recently, he has been a leading international expert in the discussion of the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Prof. Hulme's current interest in global poverty and global governance extends from his extensive study of poverty at a micro-level, emphasising the significance of the macro landscape and the role of major institutions to the success of poverty reduction. Publications include ‘Global Poverty: How Global Governance is Failing the Poor’ and ‘The Millennium Development Goals and Beyond: Global Development After 2015’ with Rorden Wilkinson (2012) (one of Routledge's bestsellers). The book Just Give Money to the Poor (2010) recently co-authored with Armando Barrientos and Joseph Hanlon was shortlisted by The Guardian as one of the recommended books for people interested in development studies.
He has been engaged with high level debates about emerging powers and the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals. In October 2013, Prof. Hulme contributed to the British Academy’s ‘Emerging Powers Going Global’ conference.