Supporting organisations facing disruptive change
Lila is an anthropologist focusing on Chinese development and environment policies and civil society, as well as China-Africa aid, trade and investments. Beyond China, she also works on the dynamics of the informal economy as well as organisational change management and disruptive change readiness in Southern NGOs. Her current research focuses on Chinese overseas aid, trade and investments and improving development outcomes for China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Research on Chinese aid policy and practice, trilateral cooperation, Chinese civil society, and agriculture, with expertise in ethnographic research methodologies. Work and field research experience in China, SouthEast Asia, US, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining IIED, she served as assistant executive director for a Beijing-based Chinese environmental organisation, the Global Environment Institute, and was China correspondent for the Worldwatch Institute.
Lila leads the China in global development team, including overseeing team-level project development, fundraising and management, ensuring quality assurance on all research outputs and policy engagements, and fostering multi-disciplinary teams in China and elsewhere to develop their research and policy influence. Her current work focuses on Chinese overseas aid, trade and investments, trilateral cooperation, and improving development outcomes for China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
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