Professor Simon Feeny

PhD Development Economics

University Professorial Fellow

Simon Feeny is presently a Professor in Development Economics at RMIT University. He has published over 80 books, book chapters and journal articles in a wide range of fields including: foreign aid effectiveness, international development goals, gender and development, poverty and human well-being, the impact of the global financial crisis and household vulnerability and resilience to economic shocks. He has undertaken numerous research-based consultancies for governments, international organisations and NGOs.

Research Interests

  • Foreign aid allocation and effectiveness
  • Program evaluation
  • Child sponsorship
  • Child labour
  • Disasters and shocks
  • Poverty and well-being

Current Projects 

  • Realist evaluation in international development
  • Satellite nightlight data and disasters
  • Foreign assistance and influence in the Pacific
  • Measuring development

Link to Research Publications

Simon Feeny


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