Leni Wild is an experienced Research Fellow in the Politics and Governance Programme at the Overseas Development Institute. She currently leads a programme of work on the politics of service delivery, that uses applied political economy methods to identify and address governance constraints to delivery. She has a particular interest in accountability in the health and water sectors, and has recently participated in fieldwork in Malawi, Tanzania, and South Sudan. She has provided training in applied political economy methods and frequently works with a range of bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, as well as NGOs, to provide policy advice and guidance.
She was previously a Research Fellow in the international team at the UK’s Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), Research Officer at Education Action, an NGO working in post-conflict countries, where she managed programmes in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone and Gaza, and has worked for UNHCR’s regional office in China.