Susan Nicolai

Susan Nicolai

Head of Project

Susan Nicolai is Head of ODI's Development Progress, a project which aims to better understand what works in development and why. She works with researchers across the institute to delve more deeply into questions around measurement, political economy and financing of development, and explore how lessons feed into post-2015 debates.

Susan Nicolai is Head of ODI's Development Progress, a project which aims to better understand what works in development and why. Drawing on expertise across the institute, this research features a series of case studies exploring how countries have advanced in areas such as health, education, environment, political voice, employment, material wellbeing, social cohesion and security as well as exploring how lessons feed into post-2015 debates. Further analysis takes this and other evidence to delve more deeply into questions around measurement, political economy and financing of development. Susan has previously worked with the UN SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict, Save the Children, UNICEF and UNESCO. Her own policy work and research has focused on basic services – particularly education. She has worked in a number of countries around the globe, particularly fragile states and crisis affected countries.

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