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Eva Ludi

Head of Programme - Water Policy

Portrait of Eva Ludi
Eva is Head of the Water Policy Programme and a geographer with a diverse project portfolio. She has over 15 years of experience in research and policy particularly related to climate change adaptation, adaptive capacity, water and food security, sustainable rural development and sustainable natural resource management.

Eva Ludi is Head of the Water Policy Programme. She is a geographer with a diverse project portfolio.

Her current research focuses on

- climate change, water and food security;

- climate change adaptation, adaptive capacity and livelihoods;

- water governance;

- integrated water resource management;

- poverty and environment linkages;

- sustainable rural development and sustainable livelihoods;

- sustainable natural resource management;

- soil and water conservation;

- growth and sustainable livelihoods; and

- area-based rural development.

Eva has done extensive research on the socio-economic dimensions of sustainable rural development and sustainable natural resource management and on sustainable soil and land management in the Ethiopian Highlands, East Africa and Central Asia. She has also conducted research on environmental conflicts and on reconciling nature protection and rural development in protected areas.

She has over fifteen years of experience in research and policy with a special focus on Ethiopia and other East African countries particularly related to sustainable rural development and sustainable natural resource management, having previously worked at the Centre for Development and Environment, Bern University, Switzerland.

  1. How to ensure Ethiopia’s ‘jobs compact’ works for refugees

  2. Achieving equality in water and sanitation services


  3. Unlocking climate-resilient economic development in drylands: pathways to a resilient world

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Strengthening Kenya’s institutions for urban sanitation

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. ‘Leaving no one behind’ through enabling climate-resilient economic development in dryland regions

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Challenging the myths around semi-arid lands

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. 10 things to know about the future of water and sanitation

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Water for food security: lessons learned from a review of water-related interventions

    Research reports

  9. Resilience, equity and growth in semi-arid economies: a research agenda

    Working papers

  10. Gender, agriculture and water insecurity

    Research reports

  11. Climate and environmental risk screening for rural water supply in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  12. Turn down the heat : confronting the new climate normal (vol. 3)

    Working papers

  13. Innovation platforms to enhance participation in rainwater management: lessons from the Nile Basin Development Challenge with a particular focus on political economy and equity issues

    Research reports

  14. UK water forum: water equity in the new development era


  15. How can development prepare for future change and uncertainty?


  16. Planning for an uncertain future: promoting adaptation to climate change through Flexible and Forward-looking Decision Making

    Research reports

  17. Rhetoric versus realities: a diagnosis of rainwater management development processes in the Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia

    Research reports

  18. The political economy of local adaptation planning: exploring barriers to Flexible and Forward-looking Decision Making in three districts in Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique

    Research reports

  19. New approaches to promoting Flexible and Forward-looking Decision Making: insights from complexity science, climate change adaptation and ‘serious gaming’

    Research reports

  20. Achieving water security: lessons from research in water supply, sanitation and hygiene in Ethiopia

    Book/book chapter