Dr. Bradley Parks is Executive Director of AidData and Research Faculty at the College of William & 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, 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 his 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 & Mary.
Aid Allocation, Aid Effectiveness, Political Economy of Reform, Chinese Aid, Emerging Donors
- Aid on Demand: African Leaders and the Geography of China’s Foreign Assistance
- Foreign Aid and Conflict: What We Know and Need to Know
- ‘Ground-Truthing’ Chinese Development Finance in Africa: Field Evidence from South Africa and Uganda
- Marketplace of Ideas for Policy Change: Who do Developing World Leaders Listen to and Why?
- Listening to Leaders: Which Development Partners Do They Prefer and Why?
- Measuring the Policy Influence of the Millennium Challenge Corporation: A Survey-Based Approach
- Apples and Dragon Fruits: The Determinants of Aid and Other Forms of State Financing from China to Africa
- Tracking Under-Reported Financial Flows: China’s Development Finance and the Aid-Conflict Nexus Revisited
- When Do Environmentally-Focused Assistance Projects Achieve their Objectives? Evidence from World Bank Post-Project Evaluations
- Building a Stronger System for Tracking Nutrition Sensitive Spending
- A mid-term analysis of progress towards international biodiversity targets
- More Dollars than Sense: Refining Our Knowledge of Development Finance Using AidData
- Aid to Africa: Does It Help Or Harm?
- The Geospatial Revolution in Impact Evaluation
- The Impacts of World Bank Development Projects on Sites of High Biodiversity Importance