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Laura Mertsching

Project Manager

  • Humanitarian Policy Group
Portrait of Laura Mertsching

Laura supports ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group as Project Manager and is responsible for the delivery of complex global research projects commissioned by governments worldwide, private foundations and various UN entities.

Laura is an experienced project and financial manager in the international development and humanitarian sector. She has worked for several teams at ODI including the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and Social Protection and Social Policy Programme, the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme, and the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Programme. Before joining ODI, Laura supported Coram International at Coram Children’s Legal Centre as Project Management Officer. Key professional strengths are the development of strategies and tools to deliver complex global research projects and their financial management. Laura holds a BA in Political Science from Heidelberg University and a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics.