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Claire Kumar

Senior Research Fellow

  • ODI Europe
Portrait of Claire Kumar

Claire is a Senior Research Fellow for ODI Europe. She coordinates HMI’s research portfolio and contributes to public affairs work in key areas such as: migration and development, public attitudes and narratives on migration and human mobility in urban settings.

Prior to joining ODI, Claire worked for eight years as a policy researcher and advisor, consulting for institutions such as UNICEF, Oxfam and Save the Children on a wide range of social and economic policy issues. She has over 20 years of experience working in international development, with a particular focus on inequality and fiscal policies in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Claire holds a masters degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree in European Law and French from the University of Exeter.

  1. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Ireland country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Five things we learnt about displacement in 2022

  3. The rise of the far right in Denmark and Sweden – and why it’s vital to change the narrative on immigration

  4. How the war in Ukraine is impacting Africa-Europe relations and the migration dialogue

  5. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Denmark country profile

    Case/country studies

  6. People on the move can support climate action

  7. Green urban innovations: cities take on the climate crisis

  8. Waste management in Africa: a review of cities’ experiences

    Working papers

  9. Sierra Leone fabrics and fashion: prospects and challenges for the sector

    Case/country studies

  10. Investing in cities: how can the Commonwealth act to leverage private finance?

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. What if the Commonwealth was really about common wealth?

  12. As the world rapidly ages, we need more migrant care workers

  13. Migration and the future of care: supporting older people and care workers

    Research reports

  14. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: France country profile

    Case/country studies

  15. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Germany country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: UK country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Spain country profile

    Case/country studies

  18. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Italy country profile

    Case/country studies

  19. Staffing shortages in the UK’s care sector: a sign of things to come

  20. The power of city-to-city problem-solving: lessons from Africa and Europe