Danielle Resnick is a political scientist whose research focuses on the political economy of development, urban poverty and informality, social movements, local governance, and comparative democratization, with a regional specialization in sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted fieldwork in a number of countries, including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Zambia. Danielle previously worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute and in the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. She holds a PhD in political science from Cornell University.
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Foreign Aid and Democratization in Africa
WIDER Angle October 2011.
Africa's Youth: A New Vanguard for Democracy?
The victory of the opposition party, the Patriotic Front (PF), in Zambia’s presidential elections this month heralds a new era in that country’s democracy. The leader of the PF, Michael Sata, defeated the sitting president, Rupiah Banda, whose Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party has ruled the country since Zambia transitioned to multiparty democracy in 1991.
Agricultural Policy in Africa: Understanding Decision-Making and Implementation
Danielle Resnick and Regina Birner
Lessons from Africa’s Democratic Upheavals
WIDER Angle April 2012.