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Emma Samman

Research Associate

  • Equity and Social Policy
Portrait of Emma Samman

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).

  1. Number of people predicted to be living in extreme poverty by 2030 on the rise – new report

    Press Release

  2. An agenda for Europe in the world

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Quantitative measurement of gendered social norms


  4. Gender and the gig economy: critical steps for evidence-based policy

    Working papers

  5. Between work and care: older women's economic empowerment

    Research reports

  6. Demographic shifts, older women and work

  7. PRESS RELEASE: Older women spend more than double the amount of time than older men on unpaid work – new ODI report

    Press Release

  8. Three ways governments can ensure people in crisis aren’t left behind by SDG progress

  9. SDG progress: fragility, crisis and leaving no one behind

    Research reports

  10. Financing the end of extreme poverty

    Research reports

  11. How can we finance the end of extreme poverty?

  12. Disability Summit 2018: how to ensure people with disabilities are not left behind

  13. Good practices for sustained financing of national statistics

    Working papers

  14. The gig economy in complex refugee situations


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

    Working papers

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

    Press Release

  17. Defining ‘leave no one behind’

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. 10 things to know about 'leave no one behind'

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Africa’s opportunity: reaping the early harvest of the demographic transition and ensuring no one is left behind

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

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