Brad Parks

Brad Parks
Executive Director


Dr. Bradley Parks is Executive Director of AidData and a Research Faculty at the College of William and Mary's Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of AidData, its portfolio of grants and contracts, and its team of 37 faculty and staff. His research is focused on aid allocation and impact, development policy and practice, and the design and implementation of policy and institutional reforms in low-income and lower-middle income countries. His work has been published in a variety of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals and publications, including Science, World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Global Environmental Politics, China Economic Quarterly, International Studies Review, and the National Interest. His book publications include Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance (Oxford University Press) and A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy (MIT Press). From 2005-2010, Brad was part of the initial team that set up the U.S. Government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). As Acting Director of Threshold Programs at the MCC, he oversaw the implementation of a $35 million anti-corruption and judicial reform project in Indonesia and a $21 million customs and tax reform project in the Philippines. Brad holds a PhD in International Relations and an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He also holds a BA in International Relations from the College of William and Mary.