Professor Thandika  Mkandawire

Professor Thandika Mkandawire

Professor of African Development

Department of International Development

+44 (0)20 7955 7563
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Key Expertise
Development theory, Economic policy, Social policy, Africa

About me

Professor Thandika Mkandawire was the former Director of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and the first person to take on the new position of Chair in African Development at the London School of Economics (LSE). Prof. Mkandawire was also formerly Director of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Copenhagen and has taught at the Universities of Stockholm and Zimbabwe.

He held the Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.

Remembering Professor Mkandawire:

Bibliography of Professor Mkandawire's work

LSE condolences page for Professor Mkandawire

Thandika Mkandawire Memorial Lecture on Monday 10 October 2022 (Hosted by UNRISD/UNISA/CODESRIA)

CODESRIA Bulletin, Nos 2 & 3, 2020 - Special Issue - Tributes to Thandika Mkandawire (1940-2020)

The special issue of the Journal of African Transformation

Expertise Details

Development theory; Economic policy; Development and social policy in developing countries; Political economy of development in Africa