Curious about careers in policy research and advising? This work involves excellent writing skills, the ability to conduct expert interviews and provide advice to policymakers, and – sometimes – travel. Mark Furness will speak from his own experience about policy research and advising within the sphere of international development. He will also share information about the Postgraduate Training Program for Development Cooperation at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (open to European citizens; C2 German proficiency required).
Mark Furness is a researcher in the Bi-and Multilateral Development Cooperation Department at the German Development Institute/Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE). His current research and policy advisory work focuses on German and EU development policy, development cooperation with the Middle East and North Africa, aid effectiveness, fragile and conflict-affected countries, and crisis response and resilience. He has recently published research articles on policy coherence and the EU's handling of the security-development nexus, as well as development cooperation with Libya. He is currently working on a study of German aid in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since 2011, and an analysis of EU decision-making in the context of the 2015 European Neighbourhood Policy review.
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