J. Allister McGregor - Research Fellow
Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction
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Bangladesh; India; Thailand.
Professor J.Allister McGregor uses his background in economics and anthropology to study the ways that systems of governance and the formulation and implementation of development policies impact upon poor people. His most recent work has been on conceptualising and then operationalising a social conception of wellbeing both as a way of critically analysing the persistence of poverty and as a means of re-evaluating development policy and practice.
He is currently using the wellbeing to framework in the ongoing study of fishing communities in South and Southeast Asia, where there are conflicts between conservation and poverty policy objectives. He has a programme of research collaboration with colleagues in Thailand and has a particular interest in the nature of development processes in that country.
Previous projects include: WeD; Norwegian Aid Evaluation; REME; Inland Fisheries
Resilience, Adaptability, and Transformability of Fishing Communities in the Face of the World Fisheries Crisis
Evaluating Outside the Box: An Alternative Framework for Analysing Social Protection Programmes
The evidence base on social protection programmes is expanding rapidly, largely pointing towards their positive impacts. More details
Time to Reimagine Development
The major global crises of the past four years have collectively had a dramatic impact on people's lives and livelihoods – but have they also had a large impact on core ideas underlying mainstream development? More details
Social Protection: Responding to a Global Crisis
The current global financial crisis will have adverse effects on poor people in developing countries in the short-run and across longer time-scales. More details
After 2015: '3D Human Wellbeing'
'3D Human Wellbeing' is emerging as a complement to the more traditional and material ways of conceptualising and measuring poverty and deprivation such as those implicit in the MDGs. More details
Wellbeing, Development and Social Change in Thailand
Thailand has experienced economic and social transformation over a relatively short period of time and its experiences may offer salutary lessons for many other developing countries. However, the characteristics of Thailand's transformation to modernity encourage us to consider new frameworks for analysing and understanding development and social change. More details
Needs and Resources in the Investigation of Wellbeing in Developing Countries: Illustrative Evidence from Bangladesh and Peru
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