Kate Bird is a socio-economist with 25 years’ experience working on poverty, gender and growth. Before joining ODI she designed and led Birmingham University’s Poverty Reduction and Development Management Masters Programme and worked with the Food Security Programme at the Institute of Development Studies. Kate’s work takes a gendered perspective and her particular interests centre on poverty dynamics, enabling resilience, rural livelihoods and pro-poorest growth and tracing and evaluating the differential effects of policy change and interventions. Kate has substantial expertise designing and leading primary research using Q squared analysis. Her research and advisory work have focused focus mainly on low and lower middle-income developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Country expertise includes Cambodia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
- 19 April 2016, Bloomberg28 July 2008, The Guardian