Marta Foresti

Marta Foresti

Managing Director
Marta leads ODI’s work on governance, security, climate and migration. Her interests include the political economy of development, political and economic reform, human mobility, 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 gained practical policy experience, including as senior policy advisor in the Department of Development Policy of the Italian Treasury and as 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 extensively, including in national and international media. She has also featured widely in publications including Foreign Policy and Devex.

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