Adjunct Assistant Professor
consults with various international organizations and civil society organizations in Asia on the area of poverty alleviation, and development effectiveness.
Areas of expertise
Economic development, disaster governance, poverty alleviation strategies (rural and urban), empirical analysis (qualitative and quantitative), research design and methodology
Caroline Brassard is adjunct assistant professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), at the National University of Singapore, where she has been affiliated since 2002. Her research focuses on development policy lessons from natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific, and humanitarian aid effectiveness. She has extensive fieldwork experience in Vietnam, Indonesia, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Caroline also consults with various international organizations and civil society organizations in Asia on the area of poverty alleviation, and development effectiveness. At the LKY SPP, Caroline teaches courses on aid governance, research methods, economic development policy, poverty alleviation strategies and empirical analysis for public policy.
Her latest edited book “Natural Disaster Management in the Asia-Pacific” (edited with David Giles and Arn Howitt) was published by Springer in 2015. Other recent publications appeared in the Asian Journal of Social Science and the Global Risk Report 2014.
She has been serving as a council member of the Singapore Red Cross since 2013. Caroline holds a PhD in Economics from the University of London.