Britta Augsburg

  • Associate Director
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies



Britta Augsburg is Associate Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Her research concentrates on understanding the effectiveness of programmes 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.

Twitter: @AugsburgBritta