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Britta Augsburg is Associate Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Her research concentrates on understanding the effectiveness of programs and policies that tackle constraints to productivity of poverty affected individuals and households, with a particular focus on credit and technology adoption constraints. She has worked on a number of studies related to microfinance and particularly the effectiveness of this financial tool in achieving improved outcomes for the intended beneficiaries. Analysing the effectiveness of microfinance in inducing uptake of sanitation technology (basically toilets) has focused a significant amount of her research towards the field of sanitation, researching constraints to uptake both on the demand and the supply side, as well as understanding the complementarity of sanitation and other investments in producing positive (child) outcomes.
Posts by Britta Augsburg
Rural Indian households report lack of affordability as the main reason for not having a toilet. This article investigates – through an experiment in rural Maharashtra – whether microcredit labell...
A growing body of research shows that costs are a key barrier to sanitation investments by households. Based on a survey in Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, this column finds that apart from financial ...