Mark Buntaine

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Associate Professor of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara

  • MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Mark Buntaine studies the political economy of governance and environmental management in developing countries. One area of his research investigates the effects of transparency on governance and environmental outcomes. Another area of his research addresses the ways that foreign donors can support better environmental management in low- and middle-income countries. His book Giving Aid Effectively (Oxford) examines when and why member states and civil society groups can make the multilateral development banks, which manage approximately half of all international development finance, responsive to their environmental performance when implementing projects locally. Buntaine received his Ph.D. from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.