Naomi Hossain - Research Fellow
Participation Power and Social Change
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Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Indonesia.
Naomi Hossain is a political sociologist with nearly 20 years of development research and advisory experience. Her work focuses on the politics of poverty and public services, and includes research on elite perceptions of poverty, governance and accountability of education and social protection, and women’s empowerment. Naomi has conducted primary research in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, and cross-country research in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.
Since 2009, Naomi has led work tracking the social impacts of economic crises, now in a mixed method research project partnership in 10 countries with Oxfam GB called 'Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility' (2012-15). Naomi is also the lead researcher on a DFID-ESRC funded project called 'Food Riots and Food Rights: the Moral and Political; Economy of Accountability for Hunger' (2012-14).She is also part of an action research project trying to raise the profile of women’s unpaid care work on development policy agendas.
Naomi has done advisory work for DFID, the Indonesian Government, the World Bank and the UN, among others. She is the author of a book on elite perceptions of poverty in Bangladesh as well as journal articles and reports. With colleagues at the World Bank she co-edited Living Through Crises in 2012. Squeezed, the first year output from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility, was published in May 2013.
Squeezed - Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility, Year 1 Results
The first year results of a four-year study on how food price volatility affects everyday life find important changes in people's wellbeing and development. More details
Squeezed - Highlights from Life in a Time of Food Price Volatility, Year 1 Results
This document is the highlights report for the first year results of a four-year study on how food price volatility affects everyday life find important changes in people's wellbeing and development. More details
Security and the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment: Findings from a Thematic Synthesis of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research
This paper reports on an effort to derive lessons about how security and insecurity shape processes of women’s empowerment in developing countries through a thematic synthesis of a collection of research outputs More details
Living Through Crises - How the Food, Fuel and Financial Shocks Affect the Poor
What did the global food, fuel, and financial crises of 2008-11 mean to people living in the developing world? How did people cope with the crisis and how effective were they at averting major impacts? These are the questions addressed by this book, which emerged out of qualitative crisis monitoring initiatives carried out by IDS and the World Bank. More details
Time to Reimagine Development
The major global crises of the past four years have collectively had a dramatic impact on people's lives and livelihoods – but have they also had a large impact on core ideas underlying mainstream development? More details
National Discourses on Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh: Continuities and Change
This paper explores how these perceptions and narratives around women’s empowerment have evolved in Bangladesh from 2000 to date. More details
Living on a Spike: How is the 2011 food price crisis affecting poor people
Oxfam Research Report More details
SICR Summary Zambia
By 2010, Zambia was recovering fast from the global financial crisis. This was partly due to what observers view as ‘prudent’ macroeconomic management before and in response to the shock. More details
Thinking Big, Going Global: The Challenge of BRAC’s Global Expansion
This paper explores two challenges of BRAC's global expansion. The first is the challenges BRAC faces as it seeks to break new ground as the first International NGO of Southern origin to take its programme and manageria expertise to other countries. It is an ambitious agenda. More details
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