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Beatrice specialises on water governance, climate resilient development and equitable water and sanitation service delivery.

Beatrice is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute where she conducts research on water governance, climate resilient development, and equitable water and sanitation service delivery. She has extensive experience conducting research projects in Africa and Asia, including in conflict-affected areas. Prior to joining ODI, Beatrice was Project Officer for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and a Visiting Research Student at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and at the Social Research Centre at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). She also worked as a Research Associate for the EU-funded project ACQWA (FP7), and as a Research Assistant at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), focusing on the integration of gender into security sector reform. Beatrice holds a PhD in International Relations with a specialisation in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID) in Geneva (Switzerland). She is the author of several peer-reviewed publications, including two books, as well as research reports for the World Bank and UNICEF, blogs and photo stories.


  1. Making water infrastructure investment decisions in a changing climate: Ghana

    Research reports

  2. Obstacles to WASH


  3. Sanitation under stress: how can urban services respond to acute migration?

    Working papers

  4. Improving WASH service delivery in protracted crises: the case of South Sudan

    Research reports

  5. Improving WASH service delivery in protracted crises: the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Research reports

  6. Making humanitarian and development WASH work better together

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. A thirsty future: water strategies for Ethiopia's new development era

    Research reports

  8. Poor water management threatens Ethiopia’s decade of growth

  9. Urban sanitation markets: scale and resilience


  10. Making irrigation work for Africa: 10 questions decision makers should ask

  11. Pathways for irrigation development in Africa - summary

    Working papers

  12. Building adaptive water resources management in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  13. Resilience in the Sahel: building better lives with children

    Research reports

  14. Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

    Working papers

  15. Sewage, septic tanks and social inequalities

  16. Beyond dams and pipes: domestic water politics in Ethiopia

  17. UK water forum: water equity in the new development era


  18. Capacity development is key to aid smart decision-making