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'.
Claire Melamed is the Director of Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI. She was previously the Head of Policy at ActionAid UK. She has also worked for Christian Aid, the United Nations in Mozambique and taught at the University of London and the Open University. Claire's work focuses on measurement of poverty and inequality and on how to use the insights from measurement to improve policy and outcomes. She heads ODI's work on the post-2015 agenda, looking at sectoral and cross-cutting issues, tracking the political negotiations, co-leading the 'MY World' survey with UNDP and working on the 'data revolution'.
Claire has appeared in BBC TV, Al Jazeera and Sky News among others. She has also written extensively with her blogs featuring in the Guardian, World Politics Review, and Global Dashboards, in addition to participating in the Guardian podcast.
- 13 July 2015, World Service at the BBC9 July 2015, BBC World News -
- 22 June 2015, SciDev.Net: Science and Development Network13 May 2015, SciDev.Net: Science and Development Network
- 30 January 2015, The Guardian's Global Development Professionals NetworkIs doing something about inequality a choice between bash the rich v tackling poverty? Some thoughts for Blog Action Day by Duncan Green16 October 2014, From Poverty to Power (FP2P)
- 8 July 2014, Inter Press News Service (IPS)27 March 2014, Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)
- 13 February 2014, Sky News14 December 2013, The Ethiopian Herald
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