Research | Scaling Development

One of my long-term research interests is the scalability of development interventions. The research that led up to my first monograph Visions of Development examined the historical continuities between colonial-era notions of development and post-Independence policies in India. In my current work, I build on this earlier research by exploring  the ways in which contemporary development policy is shaped by ideas that trespass national, cultural and linguistic boundaries. To what extent can development interventions be universal? What is the relationship between cultural landscapes and the scalability of development programs? Which aspects of interventions make them more or less likely to be scalable? I am currently in the process of writing my second book entitled ‘Scaling Development’, which aims to address these and other questions. For now, you can find my published work on scalability in the Articles section of my website.