Paula joined ODI in November 2011. Current research interests include SDGs, urbanisation, urban poverty, and inclusive growth. She has over ten years experience in economic development research and policy analysis. She has also done work on migration and on the role of the private sector in development.
Prior to joining ODI, Paula was Managing Economist in a private sector consultancy and has worked for think tanks in developed and developing countries, such as, the Institute for Public Policy Research, the Centre for Cities, the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society in Oxford, and CENIT in Argentina. She also has experience working for the public sector in Argentina and Mexico.
She holds an MPhil in International Development from Oxford University and an MSc in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University.