Rosalind Eyben

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Rosalind Eyben "has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies and Leader of the Participation, Power and Social Change Team, since 2002.

"Previously she had served as Head of DFID Office, Bolivia, 2000-2002 and as Chief Social Development Adviser, United Kingdom Department for International Development, London, 1992-2000." [1] CV

"At IDS her research and teaching centres around power and relations in the international aid system. Among other activities, she convenes the global policy programme of an international research consortium, Pathways of Women's Empowerment, and also facilitates reflective dialogue among staff of international non-government organisations about supporting social change. "[2]


Selected Publications [3]

  • (Forthcoming 2008) 'Thinking about Change for Development Practice: A Case Study from Oxfam GB', Development in Practice 18
  • (2008) 'Power, Mutual Accountability and Responsibility in the Practice of International Aid: A Relational Approach', IDS Working Paper 305, Brighton: IDS
  • (2007) 'Harmonisation: How is the Orchestra Conducted?, Development in Practice 17: 4-5
  • (2007) 'Gender Myths in the British Aid Programme' in (eds) A. Cornwall, E. Harrison and A. Whitehead, Feminisms in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges, London: Zed Press
  • (2007) Becoming a Feminist in Aidland, in Coles, A and Fechter, A-M (eds) Gender and Family among Transnational Professionals, London: Routledge
  • with Joy Moncrieffe (2007) 'The Power of Labelling: How People are Categorised and Why it Matters', London: Earthscan
  • (2006) Relationships for Aid, London: Earthscan
  • (2006) ‘The Road not Taken: International Aid's Choice of Copenhagen Over Beijing', Third World Quarterly 27.6
  • with León, R. 'Whose Aid? The Case of the Bolivian Elections Project' in D. Lewis and D. Mosse (eds) The Aid Effect: Giving and Governing in International Development, London: Pluto Press
  • (2005) ‘Donors, Rights-based Approaches and Implications for Global Citizenship: A Case Study from Peru ' in N. Kabeer (ed.), Inclusive Citizenship, London: Zed Books

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  1. Rosalind Eyben, UNRISD, accessed September 23, 2008.
  2. ActionAid UK Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 28, 2012.
  3. Rosalind Eyben, IDS, accessed September 23, 2008.