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Martin Greeley

Research Fellow

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.



Pathway to Sustainable Development and Human Dignity and Choice

The PKSF is implementing the ENRICH through 116 POs in 200 unions of 164 upazilas under 64 districts. The prime objective of this programme is to ensure overall development for all those living in its working areas. To ensure total development, it undertakes initiatives related to human dignity...


Haitian Graduation Research

The Haitian Graduation Research Programme is a partnership between IDS and Fonkoze. The research has five components designed to understand better the impact of Fonkoze's Graduation Programme for the extreme poor.


WFP-Ethiopia Meret Impact Evaluation

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



Poverty, voice and advocacy: a Haitian study

Making All Voices Count Research Report

Over the past ten years, Fonkoze (a non-profit organisation in Haiti) has adapted the 'graduation' model of lifting families out of extreme poverty through its Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM) or 'pathway to a better life' programme. Yet despite international recognition for this approach, Fonkoze’s...

1 December 2017

Martin Greeley’s recent work


Rural Futures

Through our research, policy engagement, teaching and training, we support the emergence of development pathways that deliver both greater social justice and sustainability for rural people and places, while recognising their important interconnections with urban areas and the links between...