Recent journal articles

Williams, T.P. (2019) “The things they learned: aspiration, uncertainty, and schooling in Rwanda’s developmental state.” Journal of Development Studies.

Williams, T.P. et al (2018). Child protection and sexual exploitation of adolescent girls within and beyond refugee camps in Rwanda. Child Abuse and Neglect, 86, 158-166.

Williams, T.P. (2017). The political economy of primary education: lessons from Rwanda. World Development, 96, 550-561. (2018 Winner of the Comparative and International Education Society’s Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of Africa Descent)

Milligan, L, Tikly, L., Williams, T.P. et al (2017). Textbook availability and use in Rwandan basic education: a mixed-methods study. International Journal of Educational Development, 54, 1–7.

Williams, T.P. (2016). Theorizing children’s subjectivity: ethnographic investigations in rural Rwanda. Childhood. [Special issue: Beyond Pluralizing African Childhoods], 23(3), 333-347.

Williams, T.P., et al (2016). Rejecting ‘the child’, embracing ‘ childhood’: Conceptual and methodological issues for researching with children. International Social Work, 59(6), 734–744.

Williams, T.P., et al (2015). ‘Education at our school is not free’: the hidden costs of fee-free schooling in Rwanda. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 45(6), 931-952.

Pells, K., Pontalti, K. & Williams, T.P. (2014). Promising developments? Children, youth and post-genocide reconstruction under the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Journal of East African Studies. [Special issue: Rwanda under the RPF: Twenty Years of Post-Conflict Governance], 8(2), 294-310.

Balsari, S., Lemery, J., Williams, T.P., et al. (2010). Protecting the children of Haiti. New England Journal of Medicine, 362(9), e25.

Recent research projects and consultancies

Williams, T.P. et al (2019-in process). The politics of implementing social protection in Rwanda. ESID Working Paper. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester

Shrestha, U. Williams, T.P. et al (2019). What is the relationship between politics, education reforms, and learning? Evidence from a new database and nine case studies. Background Paper for World Development Report 2018. The World Bank. Washington, D.C.

2018, Consultant, Learning Paper:  ‘How to bring about systemic change in early childhood literacy: lessons from Save the Children Rwanda (2013-2017)’, Save the Children UK.

2018, Technical Consultant, International Organization for Migration, Counter Trafficking Situational Analysis in Rwanda

2017-8, Lead Researcher in Rwanda, The political economy of social protection expansion in Africa, funded by the Department for International Development, Effective States and Inclusive Development, University of Manchester

2016-7, Education Research Consultant, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

2015-6, Country Researcher, The political economy of education quality, funded by the Department for International Development, Effective States and Inclusive Development, University of Manchester

2017, Consultant, 2018 World Development Report, The World Bank. “The political economy of education quality”

2016, Consultant, University of Massachusetts Boston, “Classroom contexts and language learning of linguistic minority youth: an ethnographic study”

2015, Consultant, Rwanda Education NGO Coordination Platform. “Platform for Engagement: The Collective Impact of Civil Society to the Education Sector in Rwanda”

2013, Consultant, Plan International, “At what cost? The untoward cost of children’s schooling in Rwanda”