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Abigail Hunt was Research Fellow within ODI’s Equity and Social Policy programme, specialising in women’s rights and gender equality. Her current research focuses on the gendered dynamics of labour and care, informal economies, the future of work and social protection.

Abigail previously worked with Womankind Worldwide and the European Women’s Lobby in policy-focused roles, and as gender adviser to the Ministry of Women and the Secrétariat permanent des organisations non gouvernementales in Burkina Faso. She holds an MA in Gender and International Development with distinction, and speaks French and Spanish.

Abigail is now Policy Officer in public services at Trade Union Congress.

  1. Women’s economic empowerment: supporting transformative change

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Women’s economic empowerment in the face of Covid-19 and displacement: restoring resilient futures

    Research reports

  3. Have social protection responses to Covid-19 undermined or supported gender equality? Emerging lessons from a gender perspective

    Working papers

  4. ODI Bites: women and the future of work


  5. Social protection and the future of work: a gender analysis

    Working papers

  6. The gendered dynamics of trafficking in persons across Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand

    Research reports

  7. Gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment: our approach and priorities


  8. Making it work: lesbian, bisexual and transgender women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines

    Research reports

  9. Women in the gig economy: paid work, care and flexibility in Kenya and South Africa

    Research reports

  10. First ever research into how the app-based gig economy works in poorer countries

    Press Release

  11. Decent work for all: six priorities for this week’s UN summit

  12. Gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment: our approach and priorities (2019)


  13. Gender and the gig economy: critical steps for evidence-based policy

    Working papers

  14. Four ways the Global Commission on the Future of Work can deliver for women in the gig economy

  15. Older women are left behind – Penny Mordaunt is well placed to change this

  16. Demographic shifts, older women and work

  17. Between work and care: older women's economic empowerment

    Research reports

  18. PRESS RELEASE: Older women spend more than double the amount of time than older men on unpaid work – new ODI report

    Press Release

  19. Why the new UN panel on digital cooperation should focus on inequality

  20. The gig economy in complex refugee situations


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