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

Organisational Changes at the CROP Secretariat

1 December 2018

The University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Science Council (ISC) have announced organisational changes at the CROP Secretariat.

​The Democratic Developmental State: North-South Perspectives

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Edited by Chris Tapscott, Tor Halvorsen, Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario.

The Political Economy of Poverty and Social Transformations of the Global South

February 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION Edited by Mariano Féliz and Aaron L. Rosenberg.

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