Cynthia is a part-time lecturer in Development Studies at Sylva University in Lusaka. She is interested in carrying out research examining whether the Zambian government is using development assistance from non-traditional donors such as China, Brazil and India towards achieving national development priorities. Her interest in this area was developed whilst conducting research for her Master’s thesis entitled “A comparative study of Chinese and Brazilian development assistance to African countries”. At SAIPAR, Cynthia is a researcher on the Mobile Money project.
Kate Pruce is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute (GDI). She is researching the politics of social protection in Zambia, with a particular focus on the role of ideas in determining political commitment to social protection policies.
Kate is also a researcher with the Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) research centre. She is working on ESID’s comparative project on the political economy of social protection expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, leading the Zambia case study.
Anna Wolkenhauer is a PhD student at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science (BIGSSS), in the field of 'Global Governance and Regional Integration'. Anna's PhD research proposal is entitled the Social State in Zambia: A Study of Social Assistance and Agricultural Policies. Her preliminary research questions are the following: how does the social state in Zambia function? And how has its historical and international context shaped the way it functions today?