James Copestake 180x260 (2)James joined INTRAC’s Board in 2014.

He has been at the University of Bath since 1991 and was appointed as Professor for International Development in 2010. His main research interests are:

  •  Rural Development and agrarian change
  •  Development finance, microfinance and aid management
  • Definition and measurement of well-being and poverty
  • Civil society and the political economy of development

In addition to the UK, James has lived and worked in Bolivia, India,  Zambia and Peru. Current research includes qualitative impact evaluation, particularly using the QuIP (see www.bathsdr.org).