Susy is Head of International Development and Education at CfBT Education Trust, where she is responsible for CfBT’s global work supporting education system reform. Her research and advisory work focuses on education policy, strategy and finance. She has a particular interest in how to support education in fragile and conflict-affected states, the post-2015 agenda and the way in which education can help contribute to wider objectives including good governance.
Susy has worked with a range of developing country ministries of education, donors and NGOs in a capacity building context on short and long-term assignments. She has significant expertise on evidence-based support for education in fragile and conflict-affected states, having led a DFID-funded research programme exploring the links between service delivery, state-building and peace-building and having played a significant role in the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility, including co-authoring the INEE Guidance Notes on teacher compensation in fragile states, situations of displacement and post-crisis recovery. She has also co-written policy research papers on higher education and developmental leadership, sector-wide approaches, grade repetition, teacher management issues, a book for UNESCO on “Donors’ Engagement in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States”, and a book chapter in “Learning and Education in Developing Countries: Research and Policy for the post-2015 UN Development Goals”.