Adrian Bazbauers

Undergraduate Coordinator and Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer

Dr Adrian Robert Bazbauers is a Senior Lecturer in International Public Sector Management, and Undergraduate Coordinator, in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra. 


Research Interests:

Climate Change; Development; Global Governance; International Public Sector Management; International Political Economy



Bazbauers, AR. and Engel, S. (2021) The Global Architecture of Multilateral Development Banks: A System of Debt or Development? Routledge (

Bazbauers, AR. (2018) The World Bank and Transferring Development: Policy Movement through Technical Assistance. Palgrave Macmillan (


Book Chapters:

Bazbauers, AR. and Engel, S. (2020) 'Multilateral Development Banks: Washington Consensus, Beijing Consensus, or Banking Consensus?' in V. Jakupec, M. Kelly, and J. Makuwira (eds.) Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid: Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony.


Journal Articles:

Bazbauers, AR. (2022) 'Translating Climate Strategies into Action: An Analysis of the Sustainable, Green, and Resilient City Action Plans of the Multilateral Development Banks', Development Policy Review (

Bazbauers, AR. (2022) 'Sustainable, Green, and Climate-Resilient Cities: An Analysis of Multilateral Development Banks', Climate and Development (DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2021.1974331)

Bazbauers, AR. (2019) 'World Bank Technical Assistance: Participation, Policy Movement, and Sympathetic Interlocutors', Policy Studies (

Bazbauers, AR. (2018) 'World Bank Technical Assistance: Locating and Cultivating Sympathetic Interlocutors', Development Policy Review (

Bazbauers, AR. (2017) 'The Relational Dynamics of World Bank Survey Missions', International Journal of Public Administration (

Bazbauers, AR. (2017) 'World Bank Technical Assistance: The Relational Dynamics of Policy Movement', Public Administration and Development (

Bazbauers, AR. (2016) 'The World Bank as a Development Teacher', Global Governance (

Bazbauers, AR. (2015) 'The World Bank Online: Inclusion and Exclusion through Digital Networks', Canadian Journal of Development Studies (

Bazbauers, AR. (2014) 'The Wolfensohn, Wolfowitz, and Zoellick Presidencies: Revitalising the Neoliberal Agenda of the World Bank', Forum for Development Studies (


Opinion Pieces:

Bazbauers, AR. (2017) 'Jim Yong Kim starts his second term as World Bank president despite a rocky first five years', The Conversation (

Bazbauers, AR. (2017) 'Visions of the World Bank's Future', Australian Outlook (

Bazbauers, AR. (2016) 'BRICS in 2016', Australian Outlook (

Bazbauers, AR.. and Engel, S. (2016) 'The New Multilateral Development Banks', Australian Outlook (



2021, The Global Architecture of Multilateral Development Banks A System of Debt Or Development?, Routledge
2017, The World Bank and Transferring Development Policy Movement through Technical Assistance, Springer
Book Chapters
Bazbauers A; Engel S, 2020, 'Multilateral Development Banks: Washington Consensus, Beijing Consensus, or banking consensus', in Rethinking Multilateralism in Foreign Aid Beyond the Neoliberal Hegemony, Routledge, pp. 113 - 131
Journal articles
2022, 'Translating climate strategies into action: An analysis of the sustainable, green, and resilient city action plans of the multilateral development banks', Development Policy Review, 40,
2022, 'Sustainable, green, and climate-resilient cities: an analysis of multilateral development banks', Climate and Development, 14, pp. 689 - 704,
2020, 'World Bank technical assistance: participation, policy movement, and sympathetic interlocutors', Policy Studies, 41, pp. 567 - 585,
Bazbauers AR, 2019, 'The Relational Dynamics of World Bank Survey Missions', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 42, pp. 28 - 40,
2019, 'World Bank technical assistance: Locating and cultivating sympathetic interlocutors', Development Policy Review, 37, pp. 638 - 656,
Bazbauers AR, 2017, 'World Bank Technical Assistance: The Relational Dynamics of Policy Movement', Public Administration and Development, 37, pp. 246 - 259,
Bazbauers AR, 2016, 'The world bank as a development teacher', Global Governance, vol. 22, pp. 409 - 426,
Bazbauers AR, 2015, 'The World Bank online: Inclusion and exclusion through digital networks', Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 36, pp. 330 - 343,
Bazbauers AR, 2014, 'The wolfensohn, wolfowitz, and zoellick presidencies: Revitalising the neoliberal agenda of the world bank', Forum for Development Studies, vol. 41, pp. 91 - 114,
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group
Sub Theme
lensPublic Service Management