Education / Research Experience
|BA Political Science, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2001|
|MA International Development Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 2003|
|MA Governance and Development, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2009|
|PhD Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2014|
|Programme Associate, Bureau for Resources and Strategic Partnerships, United Nations Development Programme, 2004-2005|
|Researcher/Advisor, Economic Cooperation Division, Embassy of Japan in Tanzania, 2005-2008|
|Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2013|
|Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Dar es Salaam, 2014-2015|
|Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 2015-|
|Research Fellow, African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, 2016-|
- "Does Clientelism Help Tanzanian MPs Establish Long-term Electoral Support?", Afrobarometer Working Paper No. 159, 2015.
- "Accountability and Clientelism in Dominant Party Politics: The Case of a Constituency Development Fund in Tanzania", PhD Thesis submitted to the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, 2014.
- "The Politics of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) in Comparative Perspective", Paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2013.
Membership of Academic Societies
Japan Association for African Studies, African Studies Association of the UK, American Political Science Association
Machiko Tsubura is Research Fellow of the African Studies Group, Area Studies Center, at the Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, in Japan. Her research interests lie in governance and development in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on electoral and party politics and legislative development in Tanzania. Her PhD thesis examined the changing nature of accountability and clientelism in dominant party politics in Tanzania through an analysis of the introduction of a Constituency Development Fund, a mechanism that channels part of government budget to the constituencies of the Members of Parliament to finance small-scale development projects.