Thandika Mkandawire

Professor of African Development, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor Thandika Mkandawire is 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 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 currently holds the Olof Palme Professor for Peace with the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm.

Research interests

His research interest are mostly in development theory, economic policy and development and social policy in developing countries and political economy of development in Africa

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of African Development, London School of Economics