This paper argues that the concept of brokers and brokerage offers a useful lens to understand the field of international development, and, through their practices, helps unpack complex networks and relationships of
organisations, professionals, actors and their interests, ideologies, disciplines, technologies and aspirations.
This working paper is part of the research project ‘New Norms and Forms of Development: Brokerage in
Maternal and Child Health Service Development and Delivery in Nepal and Malawi’. This collaborative project
involves researchers from School of Social and Political Science and School of Health in Social Science at the
University of Edinburgh; Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi; and Social Science Baha in Nepal.It was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and the UK Department for International Development.
Jeevan R. Sharma (2016) Brokering in International Development: A Consideration of Analytical Issues. Working paper 1
Published 31 January 2016