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Marta Foresti

Director ODI Europe

Mayors Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity, ODI MED

Portrait of Marta Foresti

Until April 2018 Marta was Managing Director at ODI and as a member of the ODI Senior leadership team she contributed to setting the institute's strategic agenda, priorities and goals. Marta also led ODI’s portfolio on governance, climate and natural resources. Her interests include the political economy of development and reform, migration and human mobility, natural resource management, conflict and fragility.

Before joining ODI she worked as a Senior Policy Adviser at the Italian Ministry of Finance  where she advised the ministerial team on local development policies and programmes. She has over 20 years of research, policy formulation and delivery, as well as management experience and has an interest in applied social research methodologies and policy evaluation. She holds a master degrees in logic and philosophy of science from the London School of Economics and from Milan State University.

  1. Beyond gratitude: lessons learned from migrants’ contribution to the Covid-19 response

    Working papers

  2. Beyond American exceptionalism: a global agenda for the Biden-Harris administration

  3. Beyond the Union: a new platform for European cooperation

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Innovation in Africa-Europe relations beyond Covid-19


  5. How mayors in Africa and Europe are working together to improve human mobility

  6. A Mayors Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity: overview of cities’ priorities and emerging partnerships

    Working papers

  7. War on words – what ‘globalists’ got wrong on migration

  8. Migration and skills for the low‑carbon transition

    Working papers

  9. What the EU recovery fund means for Europe and international development

  10. ODI Bites: Africa beyond Covid-19


  11. What next for UK international development?


  12. Africa beyond Covid-19


  13. Less gratitude, please. How Covid-19 reveals the need for migration reform

  14. ODI Comment on UK Immigration Bill

    Press Release

  15. What drives reform? A political economy analysis of migration policy in Morocco

    Research reports

  16. Migrant key workers: time to act

  17. An ode to key workers

  18. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: US country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. The UK leaves, we stay: introducing ODI Europe

  20. Financing livelihoods and inclusion in forced displacement contexts


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