Bio

I focus on the uneven politics of natural resource-driven development, with a particular interest in issues of corruption, access, legitimation and control in the forest and extractive sectors. I have a country focus on Indonesia and experience from assignments in Albania, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Macedonia, Mozambique, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam, and Zambia.

I am co-editor of two academic books: "Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges" (with Prof. Tina Søreide, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014) and "Corruption, Natural Resources and Development: From Resource Curse to Political Ecology" (with Prof. Philippe Le Billon, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017).

I was previously Senior Research Coordinator at Transparency International based in Berlin. I hold a BA in the History of Ideas and English Literature from the University of Wales, Cardiff, and an MA in International Relations from the University of Kent. I am engaged in a part-time PhD at SOAS University of London, Department of Development Studies, supervised by Prof. Peter P. Mollinga. The PhD thesis provides a political ecology perspective on REDD+ as it is evolving in Indonesia, with fieldwork in Jakarta and Central Sulawesi (local affiliation with Tadulako University, Palu).

I am member of the SOAS Political Ecology of Environment and Development (SEED) network and the POLLEN Political Ecology Network.

Related Publications

Denmark: Overview of Corruption and Anti-Corruption

  • anti-money laundering
  • money laundering
  • Danske Bank

Integrity pacts: A How-To Guide from Practitioners

  • integrity pacts

Illicit gold flows from Central and East Africa: Main typologies, actors, and associated harms

  • illicit financial flows
  • africa
  • gold
  • actors
  • illicit gold

Anti-corruption Commitments in the Open Government Partnership

  • open government

Labour and employers’ associations, corruption risks and the potential of social dialogues

  • business associations
  • trade unions
AW

Aled Williams

Affiliation

U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

Professional Title

Advisor

Region

  • Asia Pacific

Country/Territory

Topics

Specialisms

Political scientist focusing on aid, corruption, governance, and natural resources, particularly political economy and political ecology approaches to the forestry sector and extractive industries.

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