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Marta served as Managing Director at ODI and most recently was the founding Executive Director of ODI Europe. She also established and led our Human Mobility Initiative, managing the institute's engagement on migration at global, regional and local levels. She is currently Visiting Senior Fellow at ODI.

Marta is the founder of the social enterprise LAGO ltd., Senior Adviser at the Moleskine Foundation and Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and at Birmingham University. Her interests include the political economy of development and reform, migration and human mobility, urban development, the future of cities, data and design.

Prior to joining ODI, Marta 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.

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  2. Creating our collective future: what the arts and design can do for development

  3. What if the Commonwealth was really about common wealth?

  4. Press release: Our Collective Future

    Press Release

  5. Think Change episode 2: reactions to the French election results – what impact will they have?

  6. Fleeing Ukraine and the inequality of Africa-Europe relations

  7. On lorry drivers and a warm welcome

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

    Working papers

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

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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


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

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

    Working papers

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

  15. Migration and skills for the low‑carbon transition

    Working papers

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

  17. ODI Bites: Africa beyond Covid-19


  18. What next for UK international development?


  19. Africa beyond Covid-19


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

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