Marta Foresti leads the Politics and Governance program at the Overseas Development Institute, the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
Her interests include the political economy of development as well as conflict and fragility. She has an interest in applied social research methodologies and policy evaluation. She has over ten years of research, evaluation, policy and management experience.
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 and South East Asia, as well as in several European countries, including Italy and the UK.