Associate Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
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.
Recent work by Britta Augsburg
Where community interventions lead to behaviour change, continued interactions are needed to help people maintain healthy behaviours
A study of community toilets in India shows importance of fully subsidising basic services and of measures to prevent overcrowding and degradation
By allowing risk sharing, joint-liability lending can foster entrepreneurship among microcredit borrowers
Isolation is common amongst women living in contexts with restrictive gender norms but varies across socioeconomic groups