Callum is a Consultant with Itad’s Human Development practice, having joined in the autumn of 2019. He has over three years’ experience of leading complex, large-scale research projects that deliver high quality, reliable and insightful reports and data for clients in the international development sector.
Prior to joining Itad Callum worked as a Senior Research Officer for Economic Development Initiatives (EDI), a leading provider of research and data collection services in East Africa. In this role he was responsible for overseeing research projects and teams across a range of international development themes. He also supported EDI’s efforts to develop original research through blogs, conference presentations, and working papers, and co-wrote a published journal article on the emerging topic of survey paradata. He previously worked in business development for a large human services provider in the UK, and as an English Teacher in South Korea.
Callum holds a Masters in Development Economics and a Bachelors in Economics and Development Studies, both from the University of Sussex. For his dissertation, Callum focused on assessing whether remittances have an impact on economic growth, and which socio-economic factors impact this relationship.
Callum is a recipient of the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund scholarship, and an alumnus of the Prime Minister’s Global Fellowship.
|Languages:||English (native), Korean (intermediate)|
United Kingdom, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda
University of Sussex
University of Sussex
Economic Development Initiatives (EDI)
Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education
(United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ) - Team Leader
(International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)) - Team Leader
(Georgetown University) - Team Leader
(Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) ) - Team Leader
(NORC at the University of Chicago) - Team Leader
(Gatsby Africa) - Team Leader
(World Bank & President’s Office ) - Team Leader
(Results for Development (R4D) ) - Team Leader
- Monitoring and Evaluating Availability, Stocking and Dispensing of Childhood Pneumonia Treatments in Tanzania, Midline
- Monitoring and Evaluating Availability, Stocking and Dispensing of Childhood Pneumonia Treatments in Tanzania, Endline
- Misdiagnosis of Childhood Pneumonia in Tanzania,
- Childhood Pneumonia Intervention Project in Tanzania
(Uongozi Institute ) - Team Leader
(Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)) - Team Leader
- Using Paradata to Collect Better Survey Data: Evidence from a Household Survey in Tanzania (2019)
Review of Development Economics
Choumert-Nkolo, J., Cust, H., Taylor, C.
- Using CAPI to Improve and Evaluate the Quality of Socio-Economic Surveys (2016)
EDI Working Paper
Choumert-Nkolo, J., Spence, C., Taylor, C.