Previously Naila Kabeer was a Professorial Fellow at IDS whilst working part-time as a Senior Research Fellow at DFID. She has been active in developing frameworks and methodologies for integrating gender concerns into policy and planning.
She is a social economist working on the social and economic interactions between households, communities and the wider economy. Areas of specialisation include: poverty, social exclusion and gender in relation to labour markets and livelihood strategies in the context of globalisation. Her main areas of research have been in South and South east Asia. She has been active in developing frameworks and methodologies for integrating gender concerns into policy and planning and has substantial experience of training and advisory work with governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and NGOs. Currently engaged in research on social protection strategies and struggles for citizenship among workers in the informal economy.
Recently Naila has been working with the UN Division for the Advancement for Women (DAW) as the lead author on ‘The World Survey on Women and Development, 2009’.