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Camilla Lindstrom

DPhil Student

Camilla is a DPhil student and her thesis title is ‘Political commitment to pro-poor reforms (preliminary)’

Camilla has long-term experience working in international development, both as a policy specialist and as a programme manager. She has worked for Sida, UNICEF and the UN Resident Coordinator’s office in Zambia. Camilla has lived and worked in Congo DRC, Zambia, Palestine and Lao PDR. In addition, she has work experience from China and North Korea.

Camilla has held a number of different positions at Sida. She has been deputy head of cooperation in DRC, Analyst/Programme Manager in Palestine, EU coordinator and policy specialist at the Department for Civil Society. She coordinated a coalition of international CSO networks, partner governments and donor agencies that influenced the Busan Declaration on aid effectiveness. The group also conducted research on aid agencies’ practices and policies towards CSOs.

While working for UNICEF in Lao PDR Camilla conducted research on child protection issues such as sexual violence and juvenile justice.

She has a Master’s degree in Political Science from Lund University in Sweden and a Master’s in Poverty and Development from IDS, where she wrote a dissertation on the institutionalisation of social protection in Zambia.

Camilla started her DPhil in October 2013. She is working on a research project on the factors that influence the elites commitment to pro-poor reforms.


Camilla Lindstrom’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,...