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: Kiribati, malaria, data, refugee mental health, #WhatIReallyReallyWant and more

This NY Times feature highlights some of the efforts that the Kiribati government is making to prepare for the effects of climate change. In the…

An update on US aid legislation

Sometimes it’s nice to be proven wrong. In our latest policy brief, on the topic of aid legislation, we highlighted several positive aspects of the…

Fortnightly links: NGO framing, grit, local elections in Indonesia and more

A hard hitting podcast on how the War on Terror has compromised and otherwise challenged humanitarian aid. An intriguing (but pay-walled) article on how NGOs…

Pacific summit aims to turn tide on NCDs

In the global health world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are often relegated to secondary status behind what are characterised as more ‘glamorous’ and ‘urgent’ epidemics, such…

Fortnightly links: aid distribution, RCTs, Brexit, superbugs, the UN, and more

Do middle income countries get more aid per person than poorer countries, as suggested by Professor Hans Rosling? Owen Barder offers a careful analysis of…

Overweight and obesity in Asia and the Pacific: determinants, consequences, and policies for better health

ADBI Workshop on Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Determinants, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health Koror, Palau — 17-18 August 2016 In…

Fortnightly links: aid stinginess, neoliberalism, Vanuatu, Prof Jolie-Pitt, fairy dust financing, and more

A columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald this week laments Australia’s aid stinginess. In its magazine Finance and Development the IMF provides good evidence of development’s…

‘Outlawed and abused’: human rights abuses against sex workers in PNG

A new report issued by Amnesty International last week paints a deeply troubling picture of the human rights abuses commonly endured by sex workers in…

Fortnightly links: pirates, polls, Brazil, #allmalepanels, Kunduz bombing, and more

Plummeting oil prices have had worrying impacts on development and livelihoods in many countries around the world. They have also sparked a change in piracy…

Fortnightly links: future of aid, ethical fashion, incentives, Nepal aftermath, and water ATMs

In this article and podcast [29 mins], ABC’s Future Tense takes a closer look at the future of aid, as countries dedicate increasing portions of their…