Helen specialises in researching and increasing the capacity of organisations to absorb evidence into policy; the political economy of knowledge and research uptake. She is also interested in the interface between service delivery, aid effectiveness and public financial management; and accountability, power and networks.
During Helen’s 20 years of experience working on applied economics and international development, she has worked with governments in Africa and Asia and donors including DFID, the World Bank, the European Commission and UN agencies. She has lived and worked in Africa, led teams of researchers and managed large aid portfolios. Helen holds a PhD in Economics and has published a book on the political economy of aid and accountability that draws upon her experience of living and working in Tanzania.
- The knowledge sector in Indonesia: higher education and research and development, 6 April 2017, Knowledge Sector Intitative
- The knowledge sector in Indonesia: manufacturing performance, 6 April 2017, Knowledge Sector Intitative
- Political economy of public financial management reforms: experiences and implications for dialogue and operational engagement, 15 November 2017, World Bank Group
- 18 October 2017, The Conversation17 June 2013, Oxfam
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