Emma Samman

Emma Samman

Research Fellow
Emma has experience in survey design and micro-level study of poverty and inequality. Current research interests include multidimensional poverty and inequality analysis and the use of subjective data to inform development policy.
Emma Samman joined ODI in October 2011. She has experience in analysis of multidimensional poverty and inequality, the human development approach, survey design and the use of subjective indicators to inform development policy. She has also worked on the socio-economic effects of market development and the effects of space (and segregation) upon wellbeing. She has field experience in Chile, Philippines, Tanzania and Viet Nam.

Prior to joining ODI, Emma has worked for the Human Development Report Office (UNDP), Institute of Development Studies (IDS, University of Sussex), Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Trinity College (University of Dublin) and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She has also undertaken consultancy assignments for Agrifood Consulting International, Oxfam International, Twaweza Initiative, UNDP and UNICEF.

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