Moira FAUL

Moira FAUL



Moira is Executive Director of NORRAG, an Associate Programme of the Institute. Prior to this post, she was Deputy Director of the Public-Private Partnership Centre at the University of Geneva (2016-2020), and was also Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute (IHEID) in 2019. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge and a teaching qualification from the University of Oxford. Previously, she held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and successfully led a UK Research Councils-funded programme on knowledge exchange between research and policy at the University of Cambridge. Originally from Zimbabwe, Moira brings substantial expertise in international cooperation, as well as in organizational development and management in the private and voluntary sectors in China, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.




  • Andonova, L. B., M. V. Faul and D. Piselli (in press) (eds.) Partnerships for Sustainability: Pathways to Effectiveness. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Andonova, L. B. and M. V. Faul. (in press) Effectiveness of partnerships: an analytical framework. In Liliana B. Andonova, Moira Faul and Dario 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. doi: 10.1080/13563467.2020.1849082.
  • Faul, M. V. and Younes Boulaguiem. (in press) Faultlines within public and private sectors in global health partnership executive boards. In Liliana B. Andonova, Moira Faul and Dario Piselli (eds.) Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Pathways to Effectiveness. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • 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.

In preparation

  • Faul, M. V. and Laura M. Savage. (under contract) Systems Thinking in International Education and Development: Unlocking Learning for All? Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Karakulak, O. and M. V. Faul. How does discursive context shape social partnership value creation in business partnerships for refugees? (under review at Business and Society).
  • 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. and O. E. Welply. Practices of multistakeholder partnerships: An institutional logics approach (under review at Public Administration Review).
  • 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).

Edited collections

  • 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.


  • 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.