Rachael Calleja is a Research Fellow in CGD’s UK and European Development Leadership programme. Prior to joining CGD, she gained several years of experience conducting policy-relevant research and analysis through roles with the Overseas Development Institute and the Canadian International Development Platform. Rachael holds a PhD in International Affairs from Carleton University, Canada. Her research focuses primarily on issues of aid effectiveness, donor motivations, innovative aid modalities, and the strategy, management and organisation of bilateral development agencies. Rachael is also a Fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.