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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. Reviewing DFID’s new approach to gender equality

  2. The future of women’s economic empowerment

  3. Informal is the new normal: improving the lives of workers at risk of being left behind

    Working papers

  4. Governments must act now to improve the lives of informal workers – new ODI report

    Press Release

  5. Uber has admitted it must change – it could learn a lot from others

  6. Syrian women refugees: opportunity in the gig economy?

    Research reports

  7. International calls for innovation to support women refugees who want to work

  8. Women's economic empowerment at the international level

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Webinar: creating an economy that works for women


  10. What policymakers need to know about women and the gig economy

  11. How technology is changing women's working lives


  12. A good gig? The rise of on-demand domestic work

    Working papers

  13. Uber-style apps for domestic workers in poor countries risk entrenching low incomes, insecurity and discrimination – new report

    Press Release

  14. Women, apps and domestic work

  15. Women and the 'Uber-isation' of domestic work

  16. How technology can help – or hinder – women entrepreneurs

  17. Women's economic empowerment: parliamentary briefing

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Webinar: women's economic empowerment


  19. High-Level Panel report on women’s economic empowerment: a good start but more to do

  20. What the ‘Uber-isation’ of domestic work means for women

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