Jennifer Constantine - Policy Engagement and Research Consultant
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Jennifer Constantine is an independent research consultant affiliated to the Institute of Development Studies, where she works with the Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development as a policy engagement and network development specialist.
Her research focuses on multidirectional policy learning and knowledge politics, exploring the rapid rise of countries such as the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – in the changing politics of global development; examining what are the opportunities for mutual learning, and the implications for traditional and emerging development donors. Other research includes the transfer/diffusion of health and social development policy; South-South Cooperation and Triangular Development Cooperation.
Jennifer is a member of the DFID-funded Rising Powers in International Development programme (est. 2012); coordinator of the Future International Cooperation Policy Network Secretariat; and co-convenor of the IDS-Sussex Brazil Group. Before joining the RPID programme/CRPD, Jennifer worked on the IDS BRICS Initiative (2011-2012) and the IDS Development Studies Learning Partnership (2012-2014).
Jennifer is a Brazilian-British national of Armenian and British origin. She did her undergraduate degree at King’s College London and the Masters in Development Studies at IDS, University of Sussex (2010-2011). She was based in Mozambique from 2006-2010, working for the European Commission and subsequently for the UN World Food Programme. She has carried out a number of consultancies in international development for governments, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector in Europe, Latin America, and Southern Africa.
Jennifer is the IDS Alumni Ambassador for the UK.
From Policy Transfer to Mutual Learning? Political Recognition, Power and Process in the Emerging Landscape of International Development CooperationRevista Novos Estudos 107 36.1 (2017)
This paper explores the implications of this for international policy diffusion in the age of "universal" development envisaged by the UN's Agenda 2030. More details
Towards Mutual Learning with the Rising PowersIDS Policy Briefing 123 (2016)
Mutual learning is emerging as a new way of talking about the ‘how’ of development cooperation, particularly in contexts of rapid change, with countries increasingly recognising that they have much to learn from each other’s experience. More details
Building Mutual Learning between the Rising PowersIDS Evidence Report 202 (2016)
This Evidence Report provides a summary account of the Mutual Learning research initiative at the Institute of Development Studies, carried out from 2012 to 2014 as part of the Rising Powers in International Development programme. More details
Understanding The Rising Powers' Contribution to the Sustainable Development GoalsIDS Rapid Response Briefing 9 (2015)
Rising powers such as Brazil, India and China have been criticised for being obstructive in the negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. More details
Beyond lip service on mutual learning: the potential of CSO and think-tank partnerships for transforming Rising Powers’ contributions to sustainable development
The authors suggest that the GPEDC has succeeded in opening up space for another kind of partnership. More details
How can healthcare be more equitable and accountable in Mozambique?16 Nov 2016
By Jennifer Constantine