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Marta Foresti

Director ODI Europe

Mayors Dialogue on Growth and Solidarity, ODI MED, Human Mobility Initiative

Portrait of Marta Foresti

Marta is the Director of ODI Europe and leads the institute’s work in the region as well as ODI’s migration portfolio. Her interests include the political economy of development and reform, migration and human mobility, urban development the future of cities, data and design.

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.

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  2. Financing livelihoods and inclusion in forced displacement contexts


  3. 2019 UK General Election and immigration: party manifestos explained

  4. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Germany country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Dear European Commission president: four priorities to demonstrate global leadership

  6. Deaths in the Mediterranean – reaction quote and expert available

    Press Release

  7. Dear Prime Minister, five priorities for the UK government

  8. Moving and learning: rethinking education and skills for global migration


  9. Five priorities for the new World Bank president

  10. Migration: a driver of development


  11. STATEMENT: ODI response to the International Development Committee’s report on forced displacement in Africa

    Press Release

  12. 163 states just approved the Global Compact for Migration. Now what?

  13. STATEMENT: States must maintain commitment for Global Compact for Migration to ensure safety of migrants

    Press Release

  14. Innovative proposals to enhance migration for development


  15. Migration Policy Practice 8(3): September – October 2018


  16. Global Compact for Migration: from political to practical


  17. Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development


  18. Long live multilateralism: why the Global Compact for Migration matters

  19. Welcome, director general. There’s a lot to do

  20. Aquarius, immigration caps and family separation: three lessons for doing migration differently

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