Research Staff

David Jackson

Program Advisor (U4)

Current projects

Political scientist specialising in governance and anticorruption, with a particular focus on the role of informal institutions.

Dr. David Jackson takes the lead on U4’s thematic work on informal contexts of corruption. His research explores how an understanding of social norms, patron-client politics, and non-state actors can lead to anti-corruption interventions that are better suited to context. David has worked as an analyst and consultant to various international organisations and NGOs, including the World Health Organization, Transparency International and Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. He has also worked at the Cabinet Office in London and for a development NGO in Jordan.

He holds degrees from Oxford University, the Hertie School of Governance, and the Freie Universität Berlin.