Originally from Zimbabwe, Moira is Executive Director of NORRAG, and Senior Lecturer at the Geneva Graduate Institute. Prior to this post, she was Deputy Director of the Public-Private Partnership Centre at the University of Geneva, as well as holding a Visiting Research Fellowship at the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). She successfully led a UK Research Councils-funded programme on knowledge exchange between research and policy at the University of Cambridge. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a teaching qualification from the University of Oxford.
- Systems approaches acknowledge the reality of the complex messiness of the system(s) they are tackling. They refuse to tout a single, one-size-fits-all solution and instead underline the importance of locally-led, non-standardized, and context-responsive solutions to improve education, rather than masking the perpetuation of practices that have been shown to be inadequate for decades.
- Mapping the International Geneva Ecosystem seeks to understand the organisations and different SDG agendas in International Geneva and relationships between them. We also seek to map useful pathways forward, engaging with critical questions that arise from increasingly plural and hybrid landscapes of global governance. This research is highlighted in the Geneva Policy Outlook.
- Improving the use of evidence in policy brings a focus on knowledge equity into dialogue with how best to improve the use of research in policy for education, promoting locally relevant evidence from the Global South and enabling not only evidence syntheses, but also relations between evidence producers and users and systemic rewards and responsibilities.
- Innovative Financing for Education to Leave No-one Behind focuses on assessing the contribution of innovation in education financing to bringing in more and better financing to reach the most disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
- #TheSouthAlsoKnows aims to contribute to reversing the North-to-South flow of expertise and decision making by amplifying underrepresented expert knowledge from the South to audiences in the North. This initiative will also develop long-term changes by improving access to the work of scholars from South America to Asia and the Pacific; from Africa to eastern Europe.
- Karakulak, O. and M. V. Faul. (2023) Value Creation for Refugees by Social Partnerships: A Frames Perspective. Business and Society.
- Faul, M. V. and Laura M. Savage. (2023) (eds.) Systems Thinking in International Education and Development: Unlocking Learning for All? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
- Andonova, L. B. and M. V. Faul (2022) (eds.) Pathways to Effectiveness Partnerships: A Theoretical Framework. In Andonova, L. B., M. V. Faul and D. Piselli (eds.) Partnerships for Sustainability: Pathways to Effectiveness. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Andonova, L. B., M. V. Faul and D. Piselli (2022) (eds.) Partnerships for Sustainability: Pathways to Effectiveness. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Faul, M. V. and Younes Boulaguiem. (2022 Faultlines within public and private sectors in global health partnership executive boards. In Andonova, L. B., M. V. Faul and D. Piselli (eds.) Partnerships for Sustainability: Pathways to Effectiveness. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Silva-Muller, L., & Faul, M. V. (2022). 3 Protecting the Amazon and Its People The Role of Civil Society in the Local Effectiveness of Transnational Partnerships. In Andonova, L. B., M. V. Faul and D. Piselli (eds.) Partnerships for Sustainability: Pathways to Effectiveness. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Faul, M. V. and J. S. Tchilingirian. (2021) Private sector representation, contribution and potential influence in global financing partnerships, Development in Practice. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2021.1938514.
- Faul, M. V. and J. S. Tchilingirian. (2020) Multistakeholder global governance: Structuring spaces between fields. New Political Economy. 26:5, 765-782. doi: 10.1080/13563467.2020.1849082.
- Oliver, K. and Faul, M. V. (2018) Networks and network analysis in evidence, policy and practice. Evidence and Policy 14(3): 1-11.
- Oliver, K. and Faul, M. V. (eds.) (2018) Special Issue of Evidence and Policy on Networks of Evidence and Policy-making.
- Faul, M. V. (2016) Why networks are hierarchical not flat; and what to do about it. Global Policy Journal. 7(2): 185-197.
- Faul, M. V. (2014) Future-perfect/present-imperfect: Contemporary global constraints on the implementation of a post-2015 education agenda. International Journal of Education and Development: 39: 12-22.
- Cremin, H and Faul, M. V. (2011) Governing citizenship education. In Arthur, J. and H. Cremin (eds.) Debates in Citizenship Education. London: Routledge.
- Faul, M. V. (2007) Reframing education. Development Education Journal. 13 (3), 9-12.
- Andonova, L. B. and M. V. Faul. A conceptual meta-synthesis and preliminary hypotheses on potential pathways to partnership effectiveness (to be submitted to International Theory).
- Faul, M. V., L. B. Andonova and B. S. Gabriel. The effectiveness of global partnerships: A multi-disciplinary review and citation network analysis (to be submitted to Review of International Organizations).
- Faul, M. V., A. Numa Hopkins and B. S. Gabriel. The use of evidence in public health and education: A comparative citation network analysis (to be submitted to Evidence and Policy).
- Faul, M. V. and O. E. Welply. Practices of multistakeholder partnerships: An institutional logics approach (to be submitted to Public Administration Review).
- Faul, M. V. (with K. Stammati and R. Almond) (2015) (ed.) Visions of Cambridge in 2065. Cambridge: Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment funded by UK Government Foresight Programme.
- Faul, M. V. (with C. d’Angelo) (2015) (ed.) Policy Challenges Briefing: Data Science and Public Policy. University of Cambridge, Centre for Science and Policy.
- Faul, M. V. (with S. J. Lee) (2015) (ed.) Policy Challenges Briefing: Ageing And Public Policy. University of Cambridge, Centre for Science and Policy.
- Faul, M. V. (with R. Almond, U. Mali and G. Leith) (2014) (ed.) Policy Challenges Briefing: Cities in a Changing Climate. University of Cambridge, Centre for Science and Policy.
- Faul, M. V. (with K. Szifris) (2013) (ed.) Policy Challenges Briefing: Behavioural Insights into Emergency Planning and Response. University of Cambridge, Centre for Science and Policy.
- Faul, M. V. (with A. Prandle and A. Short) (ed.) (2009) Provocation Papers in Global Citizenship. Oxford: Oxfam.
- Lee, E. and Faul, M. V. (2023) Learning Geneva: A platform for planetary human(e) development in the making? In Geneva Policy Outlook. Geneva Graduate Institute.
- Steiner-Khamsi, G., Faul, M. V., Baek, C., Numa Hopkins, A. and Iwabuchi, K. (2022) Improving the use of evidence for education planning, policy and practice. UNESCO.
- Numa Hopkins, A. and M. V. Faul (eds.) (2022) The Digitalisation Of Education. NORRAG Policy Insights #01.
- Faul, M. V. and O. Welply (2021) Decolonising education. Global Challenges Dossier 10, Decolonisation: A Past That Keeps Questioning Us, Geneva: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. https://globalchallenges.ch/issue/10/decolonising-education/
- Faul, M. V, Terway, A., and Montjouridès, P. (2021) Education and the new inequality divides. Global Challenges Dossier 9, The Moving Fault Lines of Inequality, Geneva: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. https://globalchallenges.ch/issue/9/education-and-the-new-inequality-divides/
- Faul, M. V. (2018) Education System Diagnostic Tools. Prepared for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Education Research Team.
- Faul, M. V. (2018) SDG17: The Partnership Goal? Annual Review of Social Partnerships.
- Faul, M. V. (2017) Systems approaches to researching partnership Annual Review of Social Partnerships.
- Faul, M. V. (2016b) 'Multistakeholder Partnerships and Power'. Background Paper for UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) 2016 Flagship Report. Geneva: UNRISD.
- Faul, M. V. (2016c) scoping study: Education systems diagnostics tools. Prepared for the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
- van Griethuysen, P. and P. Utting, with Faul, M. V. (2016d) ‘Driving the Eco-social Turn: Governance and Politics’ in Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: UNRISD Flagship Report 2016, Chapter 7, pp. 197-220.
- Faul, M. V. (2015) Policy and advocacy for urban climate change resilience (UCCR). Prepared for Arup International and the Rockefeller Foundation as a contribution to the Asian Cities Climate Change Network (ACCCRN).
- Faul, M. V. (with S. Packer) (2015) The role of global EFA architectures. Background Paper prepared for the UNESCO Global Monitoring Report 2015, Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges. UNESCO: Paris. (Appears in UNESCO report on pp27-29).
- Faul, M. V. (2012) Recommendations for policy directions for the Belgian government international development strategy. Policy report for Flemish Development Cooperation Department (VVOB).
- Faul, M. V. (2011) Global development aid and education narratives: insights from global policy actors. Policy report prepared for ActionAid.
- Faul, M. V. (2008) Foreword. In Parker, J. and R. Wade (eds.) Journeys Around Education for Sustainability. London: London South Bank University.
Current research projects
- SNIS: Effectiveness of public-private partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (led by IHEID, with ETHZ, Harvard & Oxford)
- Partnership governance boards as spaces between fields (paper under review at ISQ)
- Faultlines in multistakeholderism?: Opening up the black box of partnership governance
- What is the utility of network approaches in explaining research-policy processes?
- Combining economic, environmental and social logics for sustainable development
- The effects of networked governance on combining institutional logics for sustainability.