Evie Browne

Research Fellow, GSDRC

International Development Department

Evie Brown

Contact details

International Development Department
School of Government and Society
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Evie joined GSDRC in 2013 and provides research services to DFID, DFAT and European Commission advisers on a range of governance and social development policy issues.


  • MA International Social Development, University of East Anglia, 2011
  • MA (Honours) Classical Studies, University of Edinburgh, 2006


Evie joined GSDRC in 2013. Previously, she worked as a research consultant providing analysis on social development issues for ODI, IDS, the Commonwealth Secretariat and International Alert among others, and before that with an Open Access scientific publisher.

Her specialisms are in social development, particularly gender and social protection, but she has a broad general knowledge across themes of power, social exclusion, human development, civil society, political economy, participation and vulnerability.


Research interests

  • Gender
  • Social policy
  • Social protection
  • Post-MDG processes
  • Civil society
  • Power relations
  • Participation
  • Children's rights

Current projects

Other activities

She also teaches on the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Continuing Education Undergraduate Certificate in International Development and sits on the Cambridge Humanitarian Centre’s Board of Trustees as Honorary Secretary.



Browne, E., Tudor Silva, K., Suresh, K. and Few, R. (2014). Assessing the contribution of post-disaster interventions: Sri Lanka Pilot Study Report. DEV Reports and Policy Paper Series, The School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK. http://www.uea.ac.uk/documents/439774/5398128/Assessing+the+Contribution+of+Post-disaster+interventions.pdf/2d30b17f-87d3-4567-8d8c-e046a9ae27ae

Browne, E. (2013). Post-graduation from social protection (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1035). Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham.

Browne, E., & Fisher, J. (2013). Key actors mapping: Somalia. Birmingham, UK: GSDRC, University of Birmingham. http://www.gsdrc.org/go/display&type=Document&id=5490

Leavy, J. and Howard, J,. et al. (2013). What Matters Most? Evidence from 84 participatory studies with those living with extreme poverty and marginalisation. Participate, Brighton: IDS. http://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/ParticipateSynthesis-WhatMattersMost.pdf

Browne, E. (2013). Change Management for Effective Institutions. Learning Network for Capacity Development Discussion Paper. http://www.lencd.org/page/change-management-effective-institutions

Gender Responsive Investments Roundtable: Raising the Potential for Gender Equitable Access to Finance. Meeting Report. Quadrant house, London, 27–28 June 2012. http://thecommonwealth.org/files/251740/FileName/GRIRoundtableMeetingReportJune2012.pdf

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