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Ting Yang

DPhil Student and Alumni Ambassador, China

Ting Yang holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Liverpool (2005) and subsequently she has worked for both the private and public sector. After her mission with the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games (2007-2008), Ting joined the United Nations Economics and Social Commission for the Asia and Pacific (2009-2011) and then received research training from the Institute of Social Studies in Netherlands (2012-2013) prior to commencing her DPhil study with IDS.

Ting Yang’s research aims to explore adaptive and feasible alternatives for the evaluation of development projects through testing new models or initiatives (such as synthesis model of Logical Frameworks Approach and Outcome Mapping). It is expected that the applicability and value of the model could be examined empirically, in-depth data collected and useful lessons and implications drawn for future reference and research.

Ting Yang’s recent work



The Governance research cluster identifies the following sub-themes of research to ensure citizens are represented and governed fairly in a world of changing state authorities. Taxation Understanding how taxation affects the quality of governance has implications for social justice,...