About The Development Hub

We work on decolonising development, intersectional feminism & economic transformation through research, advice, training & communications. We do this by bringing together international experts to work in flexible project-based teams.

We are committed to a shared set of values around what development means and how to work collaboratively to achieve it.

Our work is focused on three core themes:

  • Decolonising development
  • Intersectional feminism
  • Economic transformation

Research

The Development Hub works with the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, ODI and others to deliver high quality research. Our team has expertise in all stages of the research process from problem identification and research design through analysis to publication in internationally recognised journals and short, policy focused outputs.

We draw in specialists in quantitative economics, gender studies, sociology, political science, research methods and policy communication to enable us to build highly expert, flexible and multi-disciplinary teams.

We also draw in specialists in data analysis (including panel data analysis and the use of NVivo to code and analyse qualitative data) to get the most from the data sets we create or gain access to.

Training

The Development Hub launches a professional programme on Shifting Power and Decolonising Development in 2024. This mixed-mode online programme will provide live coaching sessions, pre-recorded content and supporting materials alongside a peer mentoring programme and member-only online community.

We also provide tailored professional training in

  • decolonising development
  • research design
  • research management
  • qualitative research methods
  • enabling resilience
  • livelihoods, shocks and coping
  • pro-poorest and bottom-up growth
  • entry points to enable sustained poverty escapes

Advocacy and policy engagement

Our established podcast series “The Power Shift: Decolonising Development” is an example of our advocacy and policy engagment. We bring togetehr activists, practioners and thinkers to join a conversations and identify steps for practical action.

We provide resources, host workshops and engage in communities of practice through strategic use of social media.

Advisory and consultancy services

The Development Hub draws on in-depth research evidence to inform its advisory work. We provide user-friendly advice applied to real world situations. Our expertise means that we can tailor our advice to meet client objectives.

Our team have experience working with

  • FCDO and other bilateral agencies
  • World Bank
  • EU
  • Africa Union
  • UN agencies
  • Oxford University
  • ODI, IDS and UK-based INGOs