Dr Mark Furness

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik / German Development Institute


Mark Furness is a senior researcher in the Inter- and Transnational Cooperation Programme at the German Development Institute (DIE) in Bonn. His research and policy advisory work focuses on German and European development cooperation, policy coherence, and the MENA region. He has published several articles, book chapters, policy briefs and opinion pieces on EU development policy, focusing mainly on how the EU and its member states engage with peace- and state-building challenges in conflict affected countries. He recently edited a special issue for Development Policy Review on EU development policy and collective action. He has provided written and oral advice to the German development and foreign ministries, the German parliament, the European Commission and Parliament, the UK House of Commons, and the OECD. He teaches a course on sustainable development at the University of Rhine-Waal and is a regular visiting lecturer at the Central European University in Budapest.

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