Suvojit Chattopadhyay is currently based in Nairobi, Kenya with Adam Smith International. As a development professional, Suvojit is interested in working on issues of governance and development practice. Suvojit works at the intersection of programme implementation and research - he considers this the perfect way to approach, and then deep-dive into key issues in international development.
Suvojit earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, India, and masters’ degrees from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), India and Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex, UK. He has worked in India, Ghana, Kenya and Somalia in a career spanning eleven years.
- Beyond rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes
- Judith Tendler and learning from ‘good government’
- Holding the state to account
- Reading ICAI’s review of DFID WASH results
- The logframe in an ‘iterative & adaptive’ world
- The ‘decentralisation agenda’ must succeed
- Sue Unsworth’s ‘upside down’ view
- The 2016 Gates Letter is all about power
- Will cash replace staff?
- Delhi’s odd-even plan as a public policy experiment
- Cash as a response to humanitarian distress
- Avoiding perversions of evidence-informed decision-making
- Blog post of the month: If using ‘Theories of Change’ cannot transform the way you operate, why bother?
- The political economy of welfare schemes
- If using ‘Theories of Change’ cannot transform the way you operate, why bother?
- Thoughts on designing a national social safety net
- Do donors need more (and better) contract managers to deliver results?
- Living with the ‘results agenda’, redux
- Can WASH deliver more than just sanitation?
- If we don’t assess, how will we learn? Assessments are critical to learning, accountability and school improvement
- Six steps to a successful sanitation campaign
- ‘Orderly traffic’ as a governance measure: a suggestion
- Why do we so often need to push back against ‘techie triumphalism’?
- Why do sanitation campaigns fail?
- The false dichotomy among sanitation-for-all advocates