Dr. Danielle Resnick is a Senior Research Fellow and Governance Theme Leader at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Between 2010 and 2013, she was a Research Fellow at the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) in Helsinki, Finland. She focuses on the political economy of development, decentralization, agricultural policy processes, political parties, and democratization. Her books include Ghana’s Economic and Agricultural Transformation: Past Lessons and Future Prospects (Oxford University Press, 2019), African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization: Employment, Politics, and Prospects for Change (Routledge, 2015), Urban Poverty and Party Populism in African Democracies (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid (Oxford University Press, 2013). She currently serves on the lead expert group of the Global Panel on Agricultural Food Systems and Nutrition (Glopan) and on the editorial boards of the journals Populism and Regional and Federal Studies. Dr. Resnick also leads Political Economy and Policy Processes cluster in the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).She has conducted fieldwork in a number of countries, including Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zambia.