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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. Achieving water security

    Book/book chapter

  2. Preparing for the future? Rethinking support for adaptive capacity to climate change


  3. Changing focus? How to start taking adaptive capacity seriously

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Rethinking support for adaptive capacity to climate change: the role of development interventions

    Research reports

  5. Preparing for the future? understanding the influence of development interventions on adaptive capacity at local level in Ethiopia

    Research reports

  6. The political economy of coffee in Kenya. A case study from Rumukia and Mathira north cooperative societies in the Mount Kenya area

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Kilimanjaro and Oromia coffee value chain case studies: Producer benefits from Fair Trade and free market channels

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Managing for results: from evidence to impact in water and sanitation


  9. Towards a characterisation of adaptive capacity: a framework for analysing adaptive capacity at the local level

    Working papers

  10. Responding to a changing climate: Exploring how disaster risk reduction, social protection and livelihoods approaches promote features of adaptive capacity

    Working papers

  11. Governance and drivers of change in Ethiopia's water supply sector

    Research reports

  12. Adapting to climate change in the water sector

    Working papers

  13. Climate change, water and food security

    Working papers

  14. Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) and Poverty: Micro-level linkages in Ethiopia

    Working papers

  15. Prospects for sustaining and scaling up Millennium Villages


  16. Can project-funded investments in rural development be scaled up? Lessons from the Millennium Villages Project

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Beyond the village: The transition from rural investments to national plans to reach the MDGs: Sustaining and scaling up the Millennium Villages

    Research reports

  18. Sustaining and scaling up Millennium Villages: Beyond rural investments

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Is the Millennium Villages Project the magic bullet against extreme poverty?

  20. Supporting pro-poor growth processes: Implications for donors

    Briefing/policy papers