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IAD: NGOs and the Provision of Services in Kenya

04/19/2013 - ILR Conference Center 423

Jennifer N. Brass is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and an adjunct/affiliated faculty member with the Department of Political Science, the African Studies Program, the Center on Philanthropy, and the Workshop on Political Theory & Policy Analysis. She is currently working on a book manuscript, Allies or Adversaries? NGOs and the State in Development, that examines the role NGOs play in service provision and state development in Kenya. She is also working on a project that examines the role of collaborative governance in the provision of small-scale, distributed energy services in developing countries. She has published work on NGOs, governance, the "resource curse," livestock policy, small-scale electricity programs, and economic development in the Horn of Africa. Her articles appear in Governance, World Development, Development and Change, the Journal of Modern African Studies, and the Annual Review of Environment & Resources. She has conducted extensive in-country field research in Senegal, Djibouti and Kenya. Professor Brass holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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