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Kevin joined the ODI as Executive Director in June 2013. He is a former non-resident senior fellow with the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, and was previously director and lead author of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report. His research focuses on education, globalization and human development.
Edward specialises in budgeting and public expenditure management reform issues in developing countries and fragile states. He has also worked on the design and implementation of aid modalities, political economy of policy reforms and the role of domestic accountability mechanisms.
Anna’s work focuses on land governance and large-scale investment, biofuels and food security. She has in-depth experience working on market-led agriculture, analysing and advising on how to develop agriculture to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty, based on principles of competitiveness, market access and inclusiveness.
Ishbel is a former BBC journalist based in Zambia and Kenya. She covered the conflicts in Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as issues such as debt relief, HIV/Aids, and chronic poverty. More recently, She was Director of Communications at Save the Children, working on their major campaigns for child survival and Syria, as well as setting up the organisation’s global media unit.
Claire's work focuses on measuring poverty and inequality, and how to use these insights to improve policy and outcomes. She heads ODI's work on the post-2015 agenda, tracking political negotiations, co-leading the 'MY World' survey with UNDP and working on 'data revolution'.
Andrew is a social anthropologist by training. He did his doctoral fieldwork in a farming community in Mali, and has since worked extensively on poverty, vulnerability, social protection, citizen participation, political economy analysis, aid effectiveness, natural resource management and social policy.