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Kate Bird

Research Associate

  • Equity and Social Policy
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Kate Bird has research and advisory expertise in poverty dynamics, enabling resilience, gender, rural livelihoods, pro-poorest growth and tracing the differential impact of policies and interventions. She has expertise in qualitative research methods and leading research and consultancy teams. Her Country expertise includes Cambodia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Kate Bird is a socio-economist with 25 years’ experience working on poverty, gender and growth. Before joining ODI she designed and led Birmingham University’s Poverty Reduction and Development Management Masters Programme and worked with the Food Security Programme at the Institute of Development Studies. Kate’s work takes a gendered perspective and her particular interests centre on poverty dynamics, enabling resilience, rural livelihoods and pro-poorest growth and tracing and evaluating the differential effects of policy change and interventions. Kate has substantial expertise designing and leading primary research using Q squared analysis. Her research and advisory work have focused focus mainly on low and lower middle-income developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Country expertise includes Cambodia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe.