Marta Foresti

Marta Foresti

Managing Director
As a member of the ODI Senior Management team Marta contributes to setting the institute's strategic agenda, priorities and goals. Marta leads ODI’s portfolio on governance, security, climate and migration. Her interests include the political economy of development and reform, migration and human mobility, natural resource management, conflict and fragility. She has over 20 years of research, policy formulation and delivery, as well as management experience and has an interest in applied social research methodologies and policy evaluation

Before joining ODI in 2006, Marta was a senior policy advisor in the Department of Development Policy of the Italian Treasury and Head of the Learning and Impact Assessment team at Save the Children UK and at Amnesty International. She has extensive country experience in West Africa, South, South East Asia and several European countries.

Media Coverage

Marta’s blogs and opinion pieces have been published internationally. She has featured extensively in The Indepedant, CBNC, Foreign Policy and Devex.

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