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Jodie Keane

Senior Research Fellow

  • International Economic Development Group
Portrait of Jodie Keane

Jodie Keane is a Senior Research Fellow with the International Economic Development Group at the Overseas Development Institute. She is an experienced trade economist and project manager who has worked with multiple governments across the developing world to secure their trade policy outcomes.

Jodie began her career in Vietnam and Cambodia working on non-market economy issues for the World Bank in 2005, with a focus on China. Subsequently, she joined the Overseas Development Institute in 2007 as a Research Officer, before progressing to become a Research Fellow in 2012, focusing on trade and development issues between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, as trading relations changed from non-reciprocal to reciprocal regimes.

Between 2015 and 2020, Jodie was an economic adviser within the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate of the Commonwealth Secretariat with responsibility for global advocacy on emerging trade issues and the supporting global architecture. She has a PhD in economics from SOAS University of London. She has taught seminars on comparative economic growth in Africa and Asia (SOAS) and more recently on the political economy of trade at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics. She has published journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on global value chains and Least Developed Countries.

  1. Confronting the climate emergency with climate, trade and development policy in sync

  2. Future directions in Aid for Trade

  3. Understanding the role of development finance institutions in promoting development: an assessment of three African countries

    Research reports

  4. How the AfCFTA can support cleaner, greener and more resilient value chains

  5. The role of the AfCFTA in promoting a resilient recovery in Africa

    Research reports

  6. Carbon markets and standards: a new agenda for LDC negotiators

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Aligning climate finance and Aid for Trade: a new agenda for LDC negotiators

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. How to make climate and trade policy work together for the most vulnerable countries

  9. Four ways the UK can bring climate and trade agendas together at COP26

  10. Driving a green recovery in developing countries: what role is China playing?

    Research reports

  11. It’s time to secure climate-compatible trade

  12. The EU’s Trade Policy Review – and the five debates it triggers

  13. Three expert views on the World Trade Organization’s new Director-General nomination

  14. The climate and trade nexus in Africa

    Research reports

  15. Four reflections on the UK's Nationally Determined Contribution

  16. The negotiators' perspectives: charting new paths for climate and trade


  17. Africa trade and Covid‑19: the supply chain dimension

    Working papers

  18. Covid-19 and trade: challenges ahead for Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States

  19. Shockwatch bulletin: The oil price shock of 2014: drivers, impacts and policy implications

    Working papers

  20. The Istanbul Programme of Action for LDCs: A Monitoring and Benchmarking Exercise

    Book/book chapter