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Nicola Jones

Rebecca Holmes is a Research Fellow in the Social Protection Program at the Overseas Development Institute. Her policy research work focuses on the linkages between social protection and social policy and she has particular expertise in gender analysis and social protection instruments. She is currently co-leading a multi-country study on gender and social protection effectiveness with a focus on South and South East Asia. She has also worked in Sub-Saharan Africa on issues of social protection and agricultural growth and on social protection in fragile (and post-conflict) states. She has published widely for a range of academic and policy audiences on social protection and has spoken at a variety of public events and conferences.

Nicola Jones has a PhD in Political Science and is a Research Fellow in the Social Development Program at the Overseas Development Institute. Her research, advice, and public affairs work focuses on gender analysis, social protection, and poverty reduction policies, child wellbeing, and the linkages between knowledge, policy, and power. Since 2007 she has led a number of multi-country studies on child- and gender-sensitive social protection in Africa, Asia, and Latin America for AusAID, DFID, and UNICEF. Prior to joining ODI she worked with a range of GO, NGO and academic agencies in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific on issues of gender, childhood, intra-household dynamics and poverty reduction policies. Nicola has published widely for a range of academic, policy, and practitioner audiences, including two books: Gender and the Political Opportunities of Democratization in South Korea (2006) by Palgrave New York, and Child Poverty, Evidence and Policy: Mainstreaming Children in International Development (2010) with A. Sumner by Policy Press.


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Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World
Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets

Zed Books
This book introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of dollars are invested annually in social protection policies and...
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Children in Crisis
Seeking Child-Sensitive Policy Responses

Palgrave Macmillan
Experts from the global North and South analyze the implications of economic crises on children, with a particular focus on the emerging evidence from the...
Nicola Jones

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