lectures on international development at IDPM, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester. His research focuses on the politics of development, particularly the links between politics and poverty reduction, issues of citizenship and participation, and the role of civil society and NGOs in development. Recent papers have appeared in World Development and Development and Change, and he is co-editor (with Giles Mohan) of the collection entitled From Tyranny to Transformation: Exploring New Approaches to Participation (Zed Books, 2004). He currently co-ordinates research into the politics of exclusion within the Chronic Poverty Research Centre.
is an economist and social development specialist and works both at the International Institute for Environment and Development and the Institute for Development Policy and Management (University of Manchester). Her major focus is on issues of urban poverty reduction, in particular in the area of secure tenure, basic services and housing. Her work has explored a number of themes related to the contribution of civil society to addressing issues related to poverty and inequality. For the last ten years, she has worked with Shack/Slum Dwellers International. Recent publications include Empowering Squatter Citizen (2004, with David Satterthwaite) and Confronting the Crisis in Urban Poverty (2006, with Lucy Stevens and Stuart Coupe).