Marzia Fontana - Research Fellow
Participation Power and Social Change
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Central and South Asia; East Asia (excluding Japan and South Korea); Middle East and North Africa; Fiji.
Marzia has now left IDS.
Marzia is a feminist economist with particular interest in social and economic dimensions of inequality. Her research focuses especially on unpaid work, labour markets and international trade. Marzia enjoys, and is very committed to, teaching. She has taught development practitioners as well as students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has been convenor of the MA Gender and Development in IDS for four years. Her field work experience is in South Asia, Laos, Fiji and North Africa.
Current and recent work includes:
- Gender and Trade in Laos
- The gender impact of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs): case studies of Mozambique, Tanzania and Jamaica (a joint project with One World Action, the Commonwealth Secretariat and ODI)
- Gender patterns of time use in Tanzania: how investment in infrastructure can help (a joint project with IFPRI)
- Gender dimensions of rural employment: differentiated pathways out of poverty (2010) FAO-IFAD-ILO
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