Emily Darko joined the Private Sector and Markets programme as a Research Officer at ODI in May 2012. She works on a range of issues relating to how the private sector interacts with, supports or constrains development including: sustainable tourism, value chain analysis, rural livelihoods, job creation, business incentives to support green growth, social enterprise and impact investment. She has worked at ODI since 2009, formerly in the Protected Livelihoods and Agricultural Growth programme. Prior to joining ODI, she was a Project Officer for the Disaster Management Commission at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Commission promotes corporate engagement through increasing built environment professionals’ capacity to support global disaster risk reduction and response. In 2005-6, she worked on agricultural trade and education issues for a local NGO (ISODEC) in Accra, Ghana. She began her career at the Prince’s Trust, working with the enterprise programme on a project providing training for business mentors. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and a BA in Politics and French from the University of Manchester.