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Kate Bird

Research Associate

Equity and Social Policy

Portrait of Kate Bird

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.

  1. Ten Years of War Against Poverty

    Event

  2. Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: Research Brief 5

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Building a fair future: why equity matters

  4. Building equity north and south

    Event

  5. Understanding and operationalising empowerment

    Working papers

  6. Spending their way out of crisis: Should international transfers fund fiscal stimulus packages in poor countries?

  7. PEGNet Conference 2009: Policies for Reducing Inequality in the Developing World

    Event

  8. Conflict, education and the intergenerational transmission of poverty in Northern Uganda

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Aid for Trade: Removing Constraints to Trade, Enabling Inclusive Growth and Supporting Poverty Reduction Lessons for Policy and Programming from Five Case Studies

    Research reports

  10. An integrated approach to Aid for Trade: Cambodia Trade Sector-wide Approach (SWAp)

    Research reports

  11. Aid for Trade: a poverty escape route

  12. Aid for Trade: Assessing Impact and Effectiveness

    Working papers

  13. Second Global Aid for Trade Review Geneva

    Event

  14. Aid for Trade in Lesotho: ComMark’s Lesotho Textile and Apparel Sector Programme

    Research reports

  15. Ethiopia Trademarking and Licensing Initiative: Supporting a better deal for coffee producers through Aid For Trade

    Research reports

  16. A regional approach to Aid for Trade - The Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP)`

    Research reports

  17. Aid for Trade in the agriculture sector: A comparative case study of three cotton sector projects

    Research reports

  18. Poverty and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa: An overview of key issues

    Working papers

  19. Empirical approaches to the study of intergenerational transmission of poverty

    Working papers

  20. Chronic Poverty Report 2008-09: Escaping Poverty Traps

    Research reports