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About Rosalind Eyben

Rosalind Eyben has recently retired as Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex). She previously worked for various United Nations organisations before joining DFID where she was Chief Social Development Adviser and afterwards head of its office in Bolivia. This article is based on her new book, ‘International Aid and the Making of a Better World. Reflexive Practice.’  

Articles by Rosalind Eyben

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