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Dr Martin Greeley - Research Fellow

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Martin Greeley is a Development Economist with over 35 years professional experience including ten years long-term overseas research (Andhra Pradesh, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). He has extensive experience in poverty reduction impact assessment and in aid evaluation. In 2006/7 Martin led a seven-country study for the UNDG of the UN engagement in PRSPs. He has worked with the World Bank, European Investment Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, African Development Bank and Asian Development Bank as well as several UN agencies and many bilateral donors.

Dr Greeley has directed several major research projects, taught development studies both as Programme Convenor and Course Convenor. He has held several senior positions including Head of Graduate Programmes at IDS, Member of Governing Body and also, for the University of Sussex, Chair of the Research Degrees Examination Board (until August 2009). He has had a substantial involvement with BRAC and their innovative programme on 'Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction' which he helped design.

Main areas of interest are: aid and public policy, agricultural development, impact assessment, poverty reduction, microfinance.

Haitiain Graduation Research Programme - the purpose of this research is to provide a credible and authoritative analayis of the poverty in Haiti and locate the Fonkoze target group as a category within the national profile of poverty.

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What determines the success of a poverty eradication programme?

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The next World Social Science Report due to be published in 2016 will focus on the critical contemporary issues of inequalities and justice.

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The World Food Programme (WFP) Ethiopia has requested TANGO and IDS to assess the evaluability of conducting an impact evaluation of the long-standing WFP programme in Ethiopia

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This is the cover for IDS Bulletin 44.2, 'Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable'.

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable

IDS Bulletin 44.2 (2013)

Developing real time information streams is about new ways of collecting traditional data, and of facilitating the sharing of existing data and knowledge across sectors and institutions. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Context-Specific and Project-Induced Risk: Designing Projects for Promoting Resilient Livelihoods

IDS Bulletin 41.6 (2010)

Agriculture based projects can rarely operate without having a significant impact on their participants' exposure to risk. If participant risk is not adequately considered and addressed in a project's design, there can be negative implications for the project's outcome. More details

This is the IDS Bulletin entitled, 'People-centred M&E: Aligning Incentives So Agriculture Does More to Reduce Hunger'

People-centred M&E: Aligning Incentives So Agriculture Does More to Reduce Hunger

IDS Bulletin 41.6 (2010)

This seminal IDS Bulletin provide systematic evidence to lay open the widely shared secret among development practitioners that the cupboard of agricultural monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is bare. More details

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing

Priorities for Accelerating Progress on the MDGs

IDS In Focus Policy Briefing (2010)

Since their endorsement in 2000, there has been a fundamental change in the way that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been understood and responded to. More details

Accelerating Progress on the MDGs: Country Priorities for Improving Performance

Accelerating Progress on the MDGs Country Priorities for Improving Performance

This report is about learning from country experience in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). More details

Thematic Expertise:
Agriculture; Aid; Conflict Violence and Security; Microfinance; Globalisation; ICTs; Poverty; Urbanisation.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Centre for Social Protection.

Geographic Expertise:
South East Asia; Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Haiti; India; Mozambique; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Tanzania.