Kate Higgins / @katedhiggins
Theme Leader of the Governance for Equitable Growth program at The North-South Institute
Kate Higgins leads the Governance for Equitable Growth program at The North-South Institute. Her research interests include the intersection between growth, poverty and inequality, women’s economic empowerment and global development frameworks, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 development framework. Previously, she was a Research Fellow with the Growth, Poverty and Inequality program at the Overseas Development Institute in London and worked at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). She has worked with the United Nations, World Bank, OECD and a number of bilateral development agencies including the UK’s Department for International Development, the Canadian International Development Agency and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. She has extensive field experience in East Africa and the Pacific and has also worked in Indonesia, Thailand and Yemen. She holds an M Phil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) from the University of Sydney.