SDRI coordinator and research fellow
Peter Davis is a development sociologist based in Bath, UK. Peter has worked in the development sector in South Asia, particularly Bangladesh, since 1987. From 1993 to 1996, Peter established an NGO agricultural programme in Bangladesh's Kushtia district. Trained as an agricultural scientist, Peter also has a PhD in Development Sociology from the University of Bath where he was a lecturer for ten years. Specialising in mixed methods approaches to poverty research, Peter now dedicates himself to social development research and training with SDRI and other organisations. He is currently working on projects with the Chronic Poverty Research Centre, and has recently worked with the International Food Policy Research Institute, the World Bank, and the UK Department for International Development. He has conducted research training in the UK, Bangladesh, Senegal, and Vietnam.
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Davis, Peter. 2011. Escaping poverty: patterns and causes of poverty exits in rural Bangladesh. CPRC Working Paper no. 194.
Davis, Peter. 2011. Exploring the long-term impact of development interventions within life-history narratives in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Development Effectiveness 3:2.
Davis, Peter. 2011. Passing on poverty: the intergenerational transmission of wellbeing and ill-being in rural Bangladesh. CPRC Working Paper no. 192.
Davis, Peter. 2011. Social exclusion and adverse incorporation in rural Bangladesh: evidence from a mixed-methods study of poverty dynamics. CPRC Working Paper no. 193.
Davis, Peter. 2011. The trappings of poverty: the role of assets and liabilities in socio-economic mobility in rural Bangladesh. CPRC Working Paper no. 195.
Davis, Peter. 2011. Vulnerability in rural Bangladesh: learning from life history interviews. CPRC Working Paper no. 196.
Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2011. Parallel realities: exploring poverty dynamics using mixed methods in Rural Bangladesh . Journal of Development Studies 47:1.
Davis, Peter. 2010. Exploring the long-term impact of development interventions within life-history narratives in rural Bangladesh . IFPRI Discussion Paper no. 991.
Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2010. Casting the net wide and deep: lessons learned in a mixed-methods study of poverty dynamics in rural Bangladesh. CPRC Working Paper no. 155.
Davis, Peter. 2009. Everyday forms of collective action in Bangladesh: Learning from fifteen cases. International Food Policy Research Institute, Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) Working Paper no. 94.
Davis, Peter. 2009. Poverty in time: Exploring poverty dynamics from life history interviews in Bangladesh. In: Poverty Dynamics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Edited by Tony Addison, David Hulme, and Ravi Kanbur. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Read the chapter online.
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Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2009. Parallel realities: Exploring poverty dynamics using mixed methods in rural Bangladesh. Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper no. 142. Manchester: Chronic Poverty Research Centre.
Davis, Peter and Bob Baulch. 2008. Poverty dynamics and life trajectories in rural Bangladesh. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 2:2 - Special Issue on The Use of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Poverty Analysis in Decision-Making, Edited by Paul Shaffer, Ravi Kanbur, Nguyen Thang, and Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey.
Davis, Peter. 2007. Discussions among the poor: Exploring poverty dynamics with focus groups in Bangladesh. Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper no. 84.
Davis, Peter. 2006. On life histories, power resources, and structural violence in Bangladesh. Maitreyee: Briefing of the Human Development and Capability Association no.6.