Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Jeremy Wildeman

I conduct research in the field of international development, while supporting education, charity and overseas aid work in conflict/post-conflict situations.

Jeremy Wildeman 29205-0040
Research AssociatePhD

3 East 3.11
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 3327

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I was awarded an ESRC funded 'Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) fellowship to assess the aid policies of top foreign donors in the occupied Palestinian territories vis-a-vis OECD criteria for aid effectiveness, like: the Paris Declaration, Accra Agenda and Do No Harm. The GCRF supports researchers with an international development focus seeking to improve the welfare of people in OECD-DAC list countries.

I am working at Bath with the support of Dr Jason Hart as mentor. Previously, I completed a PhD in international politics at the University of Exeter researching Canadian development aid to the Palestinians as a case study to understand why aid failed to foster development or peace after the Oslo Accord was signed in 1993. I have also carried out research on Palestinian aid and economy for major international organisations like Oxfam-GB and UN-ESCWA, as well as collaborating on analysis with Palestinian NGOs like Al-Shabaka and AidWatch Palestine.

I also have 14 years of experience designing, managing and fundraising for youth education and development projects in the Balkans and Middle East recently as acting Director helping develop a UK charity Firefly International, and earlier as CEO-cofounder of a Palestinian-Canadian charity Project Hope I helped set-up in the West Bank city of Nablus during the Second Intifada. Altogether between each charity, we have reached thousands of marginalised youth in conflict and post-conflict settings, providing educational, creative thinking and other personal development opportunities.

I emphasise local leadership over any project I support. I hold a BA in History and Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, which included a full year exchange to the University of Rostock, as well as an MA from McMaster University in Political Science.

Research interests

  • International aid in the Palestinian territories
  • Aid effectiveness, local ownership & power
  • Development aid, peace-building and neoliberalism
  • Peace and conflict in world civilisation
  • International relations thought

Current projects

  • Aid Effectiveness in the Palestinian territories


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