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Sabit Otor

Nationality
Australian

Qualifications

PhD Candidate (ANU)

Master of International and Development Economics (ANU)

Bachelor of Economics (ANU)

Bachelor Degree of Science and Education, Alexandria University (Egypt)

Contact details

Phone: +61 435942113

Room: Stanner 1.28

Research Interest

Social Risk, Social Impacts of Construction Projects, Community Resilience, International Trade, Aid Effectiveness, Aid for Trade, Aid for Energy, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

PhD programme

Public Policy

Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Social Risk and Australian Infrastructure: Identifying and Examining Non - Technical Risks and Project s’ Social Acceptance

Topic description

My doctoral research aims to explore and empirically identify common social risk factors across projects and communities in Australia over the last decade. In particular, the work focuses on linear infrastructure projects, which comprise the bulk of Australia’s current Infrastructure Priority List. Furthermore, I explore whether these factors influence community acceptance of these projects. The PhD’s study objective is to raise awareness among public and private sector practitioners, academics and the projects developers about social risk factors facing Australia’ infrastructure and their link to social acceptance, which in turn and more importantly, will help improve understandings and practices of social risk management and planning.

Publications

Why are aid projects less effective in the Pacific? With Terence Wood and Matthew Dornan, Journal of Development Policy Review (2022)

Australian aid projects: What works, where projects work and how Australia compares? With Terence Wood and Matthew Dornan, Journal of Asia and Pacific Policy studies (Volume 7, No. 2, 2020)

Japan’s Official Development Assistance and Exports to Asian Countries: The Donor’s Perspective. Journal of Institutions and Economies (Volume 6, No. 3, 2014)

How does foreign aid impact Australian exports in the long-run? With Matthews Dornan, Development Policy Centre, ANU (2017). The paper can be accessed at the followinglink:http://devpolicy.org/publications/discussion_papers/DP62_How-does-foreig...

Is there a micro-macro paradox in international aid, or do the data deceive? With Stephen Howes, Sabit Otor and Cate Rogers, Development Policy Centre, ANU (2011). The paper can be accessed at the followinglink:http://devpolicy.anu.edu.au/pdf/201½0110207/ppp/Cate_Rogers_paper.pdf

Report

Why Community Engagement Matters: Community Resilience and Acceptance in Major Projects. Sabit Otor, Sara Bice and Christy Jones (2022)

Papers under review

Does aid increase imported capital goods in developing countries, Sabit Amum Otor, under review by Journal of International Economics (2023)

Official Development Assistance and Trade: The Australia’s Perspective, Sabit Amum Otor, under review by Journal of Asian Economics (2023)

Blog articles

(Can be accessed at the following link: https://devpolicy.org/author/sabit-otor/)

Why is aid less effective in the Pacific?

Australia’s problem with Pacific aid

A risky proposition? Australian aid loans and the Pacific

How does Australian foreign aid impact Australian exports?

Papua New Guinea: an assessment of trade performance • New evidence on why some development projects fail

Current Projects

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Elements in 550 Local Governments of Australia. With Israr Qureshi and James Gordon (2022 —present)

Why Community Engagement Matters: Community Resilience and Acceptance in Major Projects With Sara Bice and Christy Jones (2022 —present)

Aid for Energy infrastructure: A Macro-Level Evaluation of Effectiveness. With Paul Burke (2019 —present)

Scholarships and fellowships

Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) Scholarship

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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