Michael Woolock: Building State Capability for Implementation


We invite you to join us Wednesday, November 14 as part of our Rethinking Development Lecture Series as we present Michael Woolcock, Lecturer at Harvard Kenedy School and Lead Social Development Specialist at the World Bank 

"Building State Capacity for Implementation: Integration Theory, Research, and Practice"

Lunch will be served. 

Michael Woolcock, Lecturer in Public Policy, isLead Social Development Specialistwith the World Banks Development Research Group in Washington, DC.His current work focuses on interactions between customary and state legal systems, conducted as part of the World Bank's global 'Justice for the Poor' program (which he co-founded), and strategies for assessing complex social interventions. His most recent books areContesting Development: Participatory Projects and Local Conflict Dynamics in Indonesia (with Patrick Barron and Rachael Diprose;Yale University Press 2011), andHistory, Historians and Development Policy: A Necessary Dialogue (edited with C.A. Bayly, Vijayendra Rao and Simon Szreter; Manchester University Press 2011).An Australian national, hehas an MA and PhD in sociology from Brown University. He taught previously at Harvard Kennedy School from 2000-2006 and from 2006-2009 was founding Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, where he was Professor of Social Science and Development Policy.

The Fall '12 International Development Group (IDG) Lecture Series part of the Advanced Doctoral Seminar on Development Theory sponsored by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. For more information, please see: