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Becky Carter - GSDRC Research Officer

(on maternity leave 3/05/2016 - 2/02/2017)


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Becky joined IDS in 2012. She works for the GSDRC on governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict issues, providing support to DFID, DFAT and EC advisors.

Previously, she worked on aid evaluations and reviews, and as an aid effectiveness officer for the World Bank Cambodia office. Her work has included looking at aid management (including modalities, transparency and predictability, and donor coordination) and aid impact (including through a complexity lens). Her recent work has focused on inclusive institutions, aid evaluation capacity and theory, and policies and approaches to aid in fragile and conflict situations. She has a MA in Area Studies from the Institute of Latin American Studies. Her dissertation was on local participatory political reform in Peru.

A five-year DFID-funded Evidence and Knowledge for Development (K4D) programme consortium led by IDS.

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IDS publications on international development research

Effectiveness of Working in Consortia

This review provides a brief summary of evidence available on the effectiveness of working in consortia in tackling complex development challenges. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Integrating Special-Status Territories Into National Political Structures

This rapid literature review has searched for experiences of areas or regions that have gone from having a form of special status governance to integration into a national political, legal and administrative system. More details