Ronelle Burger has an interest in poverty and exclusion in African countries, with a focus on the role of government and nonprofit service delivery. Her research is closely aligned with policy processes because it aims to inform and support initiatives to fight poverty and inequity. She has consulted to National and Provincial government and also multilateral donors such as UNICEF and the World Bank. Her work has been published in high impact development journals such Economic Development and Cultural Change and World Development. She works within a network of international and interdisciplinary collaborators and alongside a team of talented and dynamic young researchers from the Research on Socio-economic Policy (ReSEP) group.