Dr Martin Greeley is a Development Economist with over 40 years professional experience. Martin has directed several major research projects, focusing primarily on poverty reduction and has led major studies on the evaluation of aid. He spent ten years working on research projects in South Asia, (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). In 2017-2018 he is working on two major research projects related to extreme poverty.
The first project is on graduation and is a partnership between IDS and Fonkoze in Haiti. It has five work-streams researching Fonkoze’s Chemen Lavi Miyò Programme.
The second is an ESRC-funded project on Graduation as Resilience which is researching a model of psychological well-being. The aim is to assess how programme inputs to strengthening the psychological well-being of female particpants contribute to improvements in material outcomes.
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.
Martin teaches Development Economics at the University of Sussex. 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.
Main areas of research are: poverty reduction; aid and public policy; agricultural development; fragile states; impact assessment; and, microfinance.