Elsa Talat Khwaja

George Mason University
School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA
USA
22201
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My research involves international development policy and aid effectiveness in conflict zones. Exploring the cases of Afghanistan and Pakistan through an enhanced understanding of the social capital-aid effectiveness-fragility nexus, my primary concern is in how material and/or non-material exchanges among social networks of international donor agencies and recipient organizations potentially help or hinder aid-delivery processes in conflict-afflicted environments.


Substantive Focus:
Governance PRIMARY
International Relations SECONDARY
Social Policy
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY

Keywords

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY SOCIAL NETWORKS CIVIL SOCIETY AID-EFFECTIVENESS FRAGILE STATES CONFLICT ZONES SOCIAL CAPITAL