Amina Khan is Senior Research Officer at the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme. As an international development policy researcher since 2009, she has written mainly on poverty and inclusive growth, urbanisation, data development in low and middle-income countries and the Sustainable Development Goals. She is now creating a body of work on ‘poverty in emergencies’ and is focusing on the ‘leave no one behind’ agenda. Her strengths include applying a multidisciplinary analytical lens (grounded in international development and sociology) to quantitative and qualitative research methods and the ability to work in a variety of developing country contexts in Africa and Asia.
Amina is currently managing a large-scale research project on ‘education in emergencies’, and undertaking qualitative research for case studies on Ethiopia, Chad, Iraq and the DRC. The project explores how humanitarian and development actors can more effectively coordinate planning and responses to strengthen education outcomes for children and young people affected by crises.
Prior to joining ODI in 2014, Amina served as Senior Research Fellow at the Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre, a think tank focused on human development challenges in South Asia.
She holds (with distinctions) an MSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University (international development specialisation), and a BSc (with honours) in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is a former Fulbright Scholar and has advanced proficiency in French, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.