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Christy Lowe

Senior Research Officer

  • Equity and Social Policy
Portrait of Christy Lowe

Christy is a Research Officer in the Equity and Social Policy team. She has previously worked on a range of social policy topics with the World Bank, the World Food Programme, UNHCR, and the Royal National Institute for Deaf People. She holds a master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from the University of Cambridge.

Christy joined ODI in January 2019 from the World Bank’s Social Protection & Jobs group in DC, where she worked on universal basic income and cash transfer delivery systems (globally, and with a specific South Asia focus). Her prior experience includes work with WFP on nutrition-sensitive and shock-responsive social protection, UNHCR Ghana on livelihoods and protection issues, and the UK’s Royal National Institute for Deaf People on health and social care for people with disabilities. 

For her master's degree in Public Policy, Christy studied political, social and economic development in low- and middle-income countries, including an applied thesis on community-based school management in Sierra Leone. Her bachelor’s degree focused on social policy in Latin America, including extended research on the impact of conditional cash transfers on multidimensional poverty and inequality, and on the experience of internally displaced people in Colombia.

  1. Linking humanitarian assistance and social protection in response to forced displacement: an analytical framework

    Working papers

  2. Linking social protection and humanitarian assistance: A toolkit to support basic needs and wellbeing in displacement settings

    Toolkit/guidelines

  3. Adjusting social protection delivery to support displaced populations

    Working papers

  4. Key findings: social protection responses to forced displacement

    Other

  5. Basic needs and wellbeing in displacement settings: the role of humanitarian assistance and social protection

    Working papers

  6. The digitalisation of social protection before and since the onset of Covid-19: opportunities, challenges and lessons

    Working papers

  7. Social protection responses to forced displacement in Colombia

    Research reports

  8. Linking social protection and humanitarian assistance: A toolkit to support social cohesion in displacement settings

    Toolkit/guidelines

  9. Humanitarian assistance and social protection in contexts of forced displacement: effects on social cohesion

    Research reports

  10. Social protection response to Covid-19 and beyond: emerging evidence and learning for future crises

    Working papers

  11. National cash transfer responses to Covid-19: operational lessons learned for social protection system-strengthening and future shocks

    Working papers

  12. Covid-19: crisis as opportunity for urban cash transfers?

    Working papers

  13. ‘Every action counts’: why the humanitarian sector needs to fast-track inclusion

  14. What drives reform? A political economy analysis of migration policy in Morocco

    Research reports

  15. Linking social protection and water security to empower women and girls

    Working papers

  16. The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework: progress in four East African countries

    Working papers