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Becky Carter

Research Officer

Becky joined IDS in 2012. She works for the K4D, supporting learning and the use of evidence to improve the impact of development policy and programmes for DFID. She also works for the GSDRC on governance, social development, humanitarian response and conflict issues, providing support to DFAT and EC advisors.

Becky’s recent work for K4D focuses on donor interventions working on inclusive institutions; scaling up inclusive social norm change interventions (with a particular focus on preventing violence against women and girls, and strengthening the inclusion of people with disabilities); and applying behavioural insights to complex development challenges. She is also interested in China’s aid and its implications for global development.

Previously she worked on aid evaluations and reviews, and as an aid effectiveness officer for the World Bank Cambodia office. Becky has a MA in Area Studies from the Institute of Latin American Studies. Her dissertation was on local participatory political reform in Peru.

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Social capital in Yemen

K4D Helpdesk Report

While social capital has been eroded due to political, social and economic changes in recent years, the strong traditions of community self-help and dispute mediation continue to be important for some communities during the current crisis.

23 June 2017

Becky Carter’s recent work



The Governance research cluster identifies the following sub-themes of research to ensure citizens are represented and governed fairly in a world of changing state authorities. Taxation Understanding how taxation affects the quality of governance has implications for social justice,...