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Margie Buchanan-Smith

Senior Research Associate

  • Humanitarian Policy Group
Portrait of Margie Buchanan-Smith

Margie Buchanan-Smith has over 30 years’ experience of working in the humanitarian aid sector, as a policy researcher, practitioner, evaluator and coach. Throughout that period she has been working on food security issues, especially early warning and humanitarian information systems; supporting livelihoods and trade in conflict contexts; and migration. She is a leading evaluator in the humanitarian aid sector and co-authored the guide to evaluation of humanitarian action, published by ALNAP in 2016. Her geographical area of expertise is the Horn of Africa; she has deep and long-term knowledge of Sudan and of South Sudan. Margie is also a Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center of Tufts University, and a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute.

  1. Independent review of the IPC in Somalia

    Research report

  2. Independent Review of the IPC in South Sudan

    Research report

  3. Why so many Sudanese are prepared to risk their lives to reach the UK


  4. ‘A Europe that protects’ should protect migrants and refugees


  5. Darfuri migration from Sudan to Europe: from displacement to despair

    Research report