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Britta Augsburg

Britta Augsburg

Associate Director

Education

PhD Social Protection Policy, University of Maastricht, 2008
Masters in Econometrics (Doctorandus in Econometrie), University of Maastricht, 2002
Propedeuse in Econometrics, University of Maastricht, 2000

Britta Augsburg is Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She is an applied development economist, with a particular interest in environmental influences on child (health) outcomes, how they interact with other inputs - such as nutrition and stimulation -, and how policy can be used to target improvements in a child’s environment. She has 15 years’ experience in design and implementation of complex evaluations in LMIC’s, including India, Pakistan, Nigeria and Mongolia. Recent studies have focused on understanding both demand and supply constraints for poor households to improve their sanitation environment.

Journal articles

Journal article | Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
This paper uses primary micro-data from Indian households residing in rural villages and poor urban neighbourhoods to shed light on household sanitation decision-making. We use a theoretical economic model to reduce the dimensionality and complexity of this process. Beyond the most commonly ...
Journal article
Poor early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries is a major public health problem. Efficacy trials have shown the potential of early childhood development interventions but scaling up is costly and challenging. Guidance on effective interventions’ delivery is needed. In an ...

Working papers

IFS Working Paper W22/16
This paper provides novel evidence on the trade-off between public service delivery and free riding in low- and middle-income countries.
IFS Working Paper W22/09
We draw on a cluster RCT in rural India of a sanitation labelled microcredit program, implemented by chance around the onset of a large sanitation policy comprising partial subsidies – Swacch Bharat or ‘Clean India’ Mission.

Presentations

Presentation
This webinar, co-organised by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR), Covenant University (Nigeria), The World Bank, Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL, UK), and IFS, aimed to provide a platform for a deep dive on relevant evidence and lessons learnt from Nigeria and elsewhere to ...
Presentation
Beyond development aid: Sanitation financing & revenue models in reuse (human) waste