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About Helen Tilley

Helen Tilley is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure. She has over twelve years experience of working on development in Africa and Asia and holds a PhD in Economics.

Articles by Helen Tilley

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RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The politics of aid: pie in the sky or feet on the ground?

Aid is spent in situations of uncertainty, with conflict and insecurity key outcomes as well as drivers of poverty. With aid facing increasing domestic pressures from donor countries, there is a danger of undermining results over the long term.

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