Dr Jack Taggart

BA, MSc, PGDip, PhD

Margaret Anstee Centre Programme Manager & Research Associate

College Roles

  • Margaret Anstee Centre Programme Manager & Research Associate

University Roles

  • Tutor in the Geography Department


Email: jack.taggart@newn.cam.ac.uk


Dr Jack R. Taggart is a political economist specialising in policy-relevant research on the global governance and dynamics of international development. Dr Taggart holds an MSc in Global Politics and a PhD in Politics and International Relations both from the University of Durham. His doctoral research – under the supervision of Professor David Held and Professor Marcus Power – examined how and why the legitimacy of ‘traditional’ sites of global development governance are breaking down, and why new institutional innovations are struggling to establish themselves within the field. At the university level, Dr Taggart tutors on Development Theories and Practices in the Geography Department.


Research Interests

Dr Taggart is currently leading a large-scale research project into partner country perspectives on India as a development actor. Dr Taggart is also researching the impact of greater public and private development financing options upon the policy space enjoyed by partner countries in Africa. Recent publications include a (forthcoming) journal article in the Review of International Political Economy entitled ‘Global Development Governance in the Interregnum’.

Dr Taggart is also the Programme Manager of the India-UK Development Partnership Forum (IUKDPF), hosted in the Margaret Anstee Centre at Newnham College. The IUKDPF is a UK Foreign, Commonwealth, & Development Office (FCDO) funded partnership that supports research, knowledge exchange, and development partnership between India and the UK. For more information, see www.iukdpf.com.