Emma Samman is a Research Associate within ODI’s Equity and Social Policy Programme, specializing in the analysis of poverty and inequality, particularly gendered inequalities, monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals and survey design. Her current interests include the care economy, gendered experiences of gig and informal work, gender norms and the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda.
Emma has approximately 20 years of experience of policy-focused research in low- and middle-income settings. Her experience prior to joining ODI includes positions at University of Sussex, University of Oxford and the International Food Policy Research Institute, and varied consultancy projects for international and non-governmental organizations. Emma holds a DPhil in Development Studies (University of Oxford) and an MSc in Economic History (London School of Economics).