Camilla Burkot

Camilla Burkot

Camilla Burkot is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre, where she works primarily on our program of research on Australian aid effectiveness and edits the Devpolicy Blog. She has a background in social anthropology and holds a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and has field experience in Eastern and Southern Africa, and PNG.

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Fortnightly links: Zuckerberg, UNFPA, life expectancy, and Global Fund

Michael Hobbes asked 40 development practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists: how should Mark Zuckerberg spend his US$45 billion? On Policy Forum, Sharon Bessell delivers a strong…

What’s your opinion about Australian aid?

As part of our ongoing research on public opinion about aid, in 2016 we placed a set of questions about aid in a large national public…

Fortnightly links: worms, inequality, paywalls and happiness

Has inequality started to fall in China? Ravi Kanbur, Yue Wang and Xiaobo Zhang’s analysis suggests it has. Still on inequality, but now talking globally,…

Fortnightly links: famine, feminist development policy, edible drones, snakebite, and more

An estimated 40% of people in South Sudan and 50% in Somalia — over 10 million people in total — are in urgent need of food,…

Devpolicy Blog Reader Poll: the results

Over 3 weeks in January 2017, we ran a Devpolicy Blog Reader Poll for the first time. This In Brief provides a summary of what…

Fortnightly links: Fanon, voting, new podcast, Global Fund, and more

Adam Shatz has a beautiful piece on the subtleties, and contradictions, of Franz Fanon. An intriguing lawyer’s diary in the London Review of Books tells…

She Decides: donors respond to the Global Gag Rule

On Thursday in Brussels, donor countries and private funders responded to the return of the Global Gag Rule under President Trump by raising €181m (US$190m,…

Fortnightly links: humanitarian aid vs ice cream, DFID’s new strategy, cholera, and more

Does the world really spend more than three times as much on on ice cream each year as it does on humanitarian assistance? The BBC’s…

Fortnightly links: aid and democracy, empowering women, South Sudan, and more

Sarah Blodgett Bermeo has a great, non-technical, post explaining what we know about the relationship between aid and democracy. Interesting evidence from IPA on the…

Practice parliament session for PNG women: applications now open

A range of international and regional commitments have been made to promote women in decision-making in the Pacific, including in national parliaments. Papua New Guinea…