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Paula Lucci

Senior Research Fellow

Portrait of Paula Lucci
<p>Paula has extensive experience in economic development research and policy analysis. Current areas of interest include SDGs, urbanisation, urban poverty, and inclusive growth.</p>

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. 

  1. SDGs: five challenges for city leaders

  2. Getting ready for SDG implementation in Latin America


  3. Poverty targets needed both in the UK and abroad

  4. What works in improving living conditions in slums: lessons from three case studies

  5. Mind the gap? A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda

    Research reports

  6. Community-driven development in the slums: Thailand's experience

    Research reports

  7. On the path to progress: improving living conditions in Peru’s slum settlements

    Research reports

  8. Urban futures: making cities work for people


  9. Means of implementation and the global partnership for sustainable development: what's in it for emerging economies?

    Research reports

  10. ‘Localising’ the Post-2015 agenda: What does it mean in practice?

    Research reports

  11. We need a ‘data revolution’ for the urban poor

  12. Monitoring progress on urban poverty: are current data and indicators fit for purpose?

    Working papers

  13. Taking the SDGs from ‘main basis’ to effective vision – what’s the roadmap?

    Working papers

  14. Global Partnership for Post-MDGs and Resource Mobilisation

    Working papers

  15. LDCs and Post-2015: A roundtable discussion with Ambassador Gyan Chandra Acharya


  16. ODI’s submission to the European Commission consultation: strengthening the role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries

  17. Putting an urban dimension in post-2015

  18. An urban dimension in a new set of development goals

    Research reports

  19. Migration and the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda

    Book/book chapter

  20. After the post-2015 High-Level Panel report