Camilla Sacchetto

Camilla Sacchetto is an Economist for the Reducing State Fragilities Initiative at the International Growth Centre (IGC), based at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford. The initiative aims to bring together robust evidence and practical insight to produce actionable, policy-focused guidance for national, regional, and international actors in the areas of state legitimacy, state effectiveness, private sector development, and conflict and security.

Camilla holds an MSc in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics, and a BSc in International Economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University in Milan. Prior to her role at the IGC, she was an Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellow at the Ministry of Finance of Timor-Lest and at Djibouti’s Ministry of Decentralisation. Her work focused on public financial management, macroeconomic and fiscal analysis, regional development policy, and capacity building.

Content by Camilla Sacchetto
  • Blog post

    The case for scaling up renewable energy investments in fragile and conflict-affected situations

    The impressive drop in the cost of clean technologies and the local practical potential of solar PV are making renewable energy an increasingly viable option from an economic perspective in fragile settings. Clean energy investment also has direct implications for tackling climate change, improving the socioeconomic inclusion of marginalised groups, and state-building –...

    4 Nov 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto , Nicholas Stern, Charlotte Taylor

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Priorities for renewable energy investment in fragile states

    State fragility is strongly linked to prevalent climate hazards and poor energy access. Conflict, poverty, and poor governance increase countries’ vulnerability to climate change threats, while access to electricity – especially renewable – is lowest in fragile settings. Four key factors make the scaling of renewable energy investment in fragile and...

    4 Nov 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto , Nicholas Stern, Charlotte Taylor

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    COVID-19 and informality in sub-Saharan Africa: Containing an economic crisis

    Containment measures prevent informal workers from sustaining an income. Policies that support the informal sector are required to prevent an economic crisis. Informal employment involves working arrangements that are not subject to the protection of national labour legislation, income taxation, or entitlement to social protection or certain other employment benefits (see...

    20 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel, Camilla Sacchetto

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Informality and COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

    The size, nature, and significance of the informal sector in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have important implications for how countries are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how policymakers can manage the ensuing socio-economic shocks. This policy brief discusses how informality complicates the implementation of COVID-19 containment measures. It addresses...

    20 Oct 2020 | Egas Daniel, Michael Danquah, Camilla Sacchetto , Henry Telli

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Low oil prices during COVID-19 and the case for removing fuel subsidies

    Global oil prices have decreased due to a fall in demand resulting from COVID-19 containment measures. This presents a timely opportunity for removing fuel subsidies, in turn lowering the knock-on impact on citizens. The revenue gained from removing fuel subsidies could provide additional resources for governments to respond with immediate interventions to address...

    3 Aug 2020 | Joevas Asare, Mar Reguant, Moussa Saab, Camilla Sacchetto

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    Pandemics amidst fragilities: Implications and risks in the time of COVID-19

    The challenges that conflict-affected and fragile settings face in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are distinct and arguably greater than in rest of the world. The current crisis could exacerbate on-going systemic fragilities to a breaking point if not managed promptly. It is critical for response policies in these settings to target contextual sources of fragility...

    8 Apr 2020 | Camilla Sacchetto