Blessings Chinsinga is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at Chancellor College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. He also serves as Deputy Director for the Centre of Social Research, the research arm of the Faculty of Social Science. Blessings’ involvement with ESID is as a country level researcher in Malawi focussing on the country’s political settlement and its implications for inclusive growth and development.
His main research interests include politics of policy processes, political economy of development, rural livelihoods and local level politics. With regards to ESID, Blessings is interested in the interface between political settlements and national level politics, the politics of policy implementation and social provisioning. He is currently working on the scoping assessment of the political settlement in Malawi and its implications for contemporary development in the country.