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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Practicing what we preach: Devpolicy receives 4* transparency rating

Transparency is one of the enduring (exasperating, some might say) topics that we have focused on in our research around Australian aid and global development….

Fortnightly links: Trump, education, tons of aid, donated shoes, and more

The ODI’s Alex Their offers his take on what a Trump presidency might mean for aid. And other ODI experts offer their views on President-elect…

Got an idea for Australian aid? 3MAP

The 2017 Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) is coming up on February 15 and 16. It will be the fourth annual AAC, and the biggest yet….

2025 and Beyond: a future international development agenda for Australia

A study being conducted by researchers at the Minerals and Energy for Development Alliance, The University of Western Australia, aims to evaluate current long term…

Fortnightly links: tramadol, US foreign assistance, Saudi Arabian suffrage, and more

A synthetic painkiller called tramadol is the only opioid accessible by people with cancer and post-surgical pain in many developing countries. Because it is unregulated…

Fortnightly links: Colombia, Turkey, economists on Africa, border walls, and more

ABC’s Rear Vision podcast looks at why the referendum to end Columbia’s civil war failed and what might come next. Writing in the New Yorker Dexter Filkins looks at Fethullah Gülen,…

Fortnightly links: development unicorns, sweatshops, Afghan aid, cobalt, and more

Stories of failed development innovations are like unicorns — rare but welcome. An example can be found in this summary, or access the full article in the…

Fortnightly links: RCT sceptics, cash + childcare, US-China trade, Global Fund, and more

Angus Deaton exchanges his RCT scepticism for a carefully considered pros and cons approach in this new NBER working paper (ungated here). Aptly enough, this…

Engaging diasporas in development

Migrant- and refugee-led organisations implement innovative, small-scale, low-cost projects that are potentially replicable and scalable. Because of their close connections, these multicultural communities have high…

Fortnightly links: evaluation and data, immunization, the ethics of aid, Ethiopia, and more

A blog, linked to longer documents, from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) offers some clear-headed thinking on just what sort of evaluation is…