Dr Mathilde Maitrot

MA (Manchester), PhD (Manchester)

  • Lecturer in International Development and Global Social Policy.
  • Director of Programmes for MPA in International Development.
  • Honorary Research Fellow at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester.

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Profile

Areas of expertise

  • Governance and policy-making processes
  • Political economy of international development
  • Relational and political dimensions of poverty and inequalities

Academic biography

My main research interest lies in the exploration of the changing nature of state-citizen relations and its implication for the politics of development. I am particularly interested in examining the changing nature of the relation between state, civil society institutions and citizens. I enjoy exploring formal and informal systems and structures of governance and their role in determining the terms on which citizens' access to public resources and in shaping their experience of inequalities and poverty.

Professional activities

  • Member of the British South Asian Studies Association (BASAS) 
  • Member of the Development Studies Association (DSA)
  • Honorary Fellow at the Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester 

Publications

Books

Wood, G.D. Ali, Z. Maîtrot, M. and Devine, J. (eds) 2017. Aiding Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh, Dhaka: University Press Ltd.

Zillur Rahman, H. Hulme, D. Maîtrot M. and Ragno, L.P. 2014. Scaling-up Social Protection in Bangladesh, University Press limited (UPL) with Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and UNDP

Book chapters

**Maîtrot, M. (forthcoming) ‘Is sustainable microcredit in Bangladesh putting clients’ livelihoods in the balance? in The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit: Development, Debt and Disillusion by Bateman, M. Blankenburg, S. and Kozul-Wright, R. Routledge in 2017**

**Maîtrot, M. 2017. 'Guardianship and processes of change: the feminization of extreme poverty in Bangladesh’ Chapter 4 in Devine, J. et al. (eds) Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh, Rugby: Practical Action Publishing Ltd.**

Hulme, D. Maîtrot, M. Ragno, L.P. and Rahman, H.Z. 2014. ‘Consolidating Nets and Promoting Ladders in Bangladesh: From Social Safety Net Programmes to a National Social Protection System’, in Hulme et al. Scaling-up Social Protection in Bangladesh, UPL with PPRC and UNDP.

Hulme, D. and Maîtrot, M. 2014 ‘Social Protection’s Role in Reducing Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Growth in Risk Prone Environments’, in Hulme et al. Scaling-up Social Protection in Bangladesh, UPL with PPRC and UNDP

Hulme, D. and Maîtrot, M. 2014. ‘International experience of delivering social protection: Are there lessons for Bangladesh?’ in Scaling-up Social Protection in Bangladesh, in Hulme et al. Scaling-up Social Protection in Bangladesh, UPL with PPRC and UNDP

Journal articles

Brockington, D. Banks, N. Maîtrot, M. Hulme, D. ‘Understanding Microfinance: Products or Organisations? Insights from the work of BRAC in Tanzania’ (forthcoming in European Journal of Development Research).

Maîtrot, M. ‘Understanding social performance: a practice drift at the frontline of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh’ (forthcoming in Development and Change)

ম্যাট্র, ম্যাটিল্দ্‌. ২০১৭."বাংলাদেশে জ্ঞান উত্পাদন: সিভিল সমাজের কতিপয় সমস্যা",প্রতিচিন্তা ৭(১):৫৩-৭৬.

Kabir A, Maîtrot, M. 2017. 'Factors influencing feeding practices of extreme poor infants and young children in families of working mothers in Dhaka slums: A qualitative study'. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172119.

Maîtrot, M. 2016. ‘Knowledge creation in Bangladesh: institutional challenges and personal opportunities within civil society’, Development in Practice, Vol. 26(6): 683-695.

Hulme D. and Maîtrot, M. 2014. Has Microfinance Lost Its Moral Compass? Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) Vol. xlix No. 48.

Maîtrot, M. and Niño-Zarazúa, M. 2015. ‘A systematic review of the impact of microfinance on poverty’ Research Brief UNU-WIDER.

Barrientos, A. Niño-Zarazúa, M. and Maîtrot, M. 2010. ‘The Social Assistance in Developing Countries Database Version 5.0’, Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), London.

Research interests and projects

Research interests

Development; social policy; civil society; microfinance; debt; patronage; poverty; inequality; Bangladesh; governance.

 

Teaching

Postgraduate (taught) modules

Contact details

Dr Mathilde Maitrot
Lecturer in International Development and Global Social Policy; Director of Programmes for MPA in International Development
A/C/214

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321279