Chris McBurnie


Chris is a co-Director at Open Development & Education. Prior to joining the team, he spent approximately 18 months designing and implementing a number of school-based development projects in East Africa and India. In 2019, Chris graduated with an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge where he focused on how institutions influence the impact and uptake of education interventions. He speaks English and French.


McBurnie, C. (2020). Using Interactive Radio Instruction to mitigate the educational impact of COVID-19: a curated resource list (EdTech Hub Helpdesk Response 6).
McBurnie, C., Allier-Gagneur, Z., & Haßler, B. (2020). Characteristics of effective teacher education in low- and middle-income countries: an annotated bibliography (HDR10C) (EdTech Hub Helpdesk Response 10C).
McBurnie, C., Adam, T., Kaye, T., & Haßler, B. (2020). Zero-rating educational content in low- and middle-income countries (EdTech Hub Helpdesk Response 8).
McBurnie, C. (2021). Navigating the ‘Data Revolution’: A Case Study on the One Tablet Per School Programme in Sierra Leone (Working Paper 12). EdTech Hub.
McBurnie, C., & Beoku-Betts, I. (2021). Advancing Data-driven Decision-making for School Improvement: Findings from the One Tablet Per School User Testing Programme in Sierra Leone [Working paper]. MBSSE, EdTech Hub, Leh Wi Lan.
McBurnie, C., Megha-Bongnkar, G., Regis, C., D’Angelo, S., & Haßler, B. (2021). LAC Reads Capacity Program: Mid-term report (LAC Reads Capacity Program 8). Open Development & Education.
McBurnie, C., Moriba, S., & Brainard, P. (2021, March). Sierra Leone series: Freetown Teachers College and its multimodal approach to teacher professional development [Blog post]. EdTech Hub.
McBurnie, C., & Plaut, D. (2021). Continuous professional development in Sierra Leone: Scoping Phase Overview [Internal papers]. EdTech Hub.
McBurnie, C., Megha-Bongnkar, G., Regis, C., D’Angelo, S., & Haßler, B. (2021). The use of virtual learning environments and learning management systems during the COVID-19 pandemic (LAC Reads Capacity Program 2). Open Development & Education.
McBurnie, C., & Haßler, B. (2021). Geodata in Education - an annotated bibliography (Geodata in Education Report 1). Education Commission GIS in Education Working Group.
McBurnie, C., Megha-Bongnkar, G., Regis, C., D’Angelo, S., & Haßler, B. (2021). Midterm Report: OECS Learning Hub.
McBurnie, C. (2020). The Role of Interactive Radio Instruction in the COVID-19 Education Response. Open Development & Education.

Full list of publications available here.