David Hulme

David Hulme

Professor and Head of Institute / Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK

David Hulme is Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute and CEO of both the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre and the Brazil in Africa Research Programme.

Hulme is currently an member of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a board member of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). Most recently appointed vice-chair of the ESRC/DFID Poverty Alleviation Research Grants Committee in September 2013.

Previously, he was Head of Institute of Development Policy and Management (IDPM) (2010-2013) and Associate Director Chronic Poverty Research Centre (2005-2010), where he founded The Global Poverty Research Group. 

He has more than 30 years of experience in research and teaching on development studies. 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.

Hulme's current interests in global poverty and global governance extend from his extensive study of poverty at a micro-level, emphasizing the significance of the macro landscape and the role of major institutions to the success of poverty reduction.

Authored books: 

  • Global Poverty: How Global Governance is Failing the Poor, Hulme, D., Routledge 2010.
  • Just Give Money to the Poor, Hanlon, J., Barrientos, A. & Hulme, D., Kumarian Press 2010.

CROP News and Events


May 2019

This report presents CROP's activities for the period January-December 2018.

Human Security as a Sine Qua Non for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in Africa

May 2019

CROP POVERTY BRIEF 50: by Ojijo Odhiambo and Fatima Umar (UNDP Nigeria Country Office).

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

14 May 2019 | Bergen Global

LITERARY SALON: Andrew Fischer, winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books.

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The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

World Science Forum 2019

20-23 November, 2019 | Budapest, Hungary

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Science, Ethics and Responsibility" (deadline 10 April).