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Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

Research Fellow

Dr Rachel Sabates-Wheeler is a Development Economist with extensive experience in rural development, institutional analysis and social protection, including 2.5 years leading research on Land Policy in Albania.  Rachel is also Leader of the Rural Futures Cluster.

Rachel is now a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex since 2001, and a Director of the Centre for Social Protection since 2006. Prior to coming to IDS Rachel’s geographic research focus was primarily in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Since joining IDS she has worked with poverty analysis work relating to PRSPs, social protection and migration in over 7 African countries.

At IDS, Rachel was the Director of the MPhil in Development Studies between 2003 and 2007. She has published on issues of rural institutions in post-soviet transitions, law and development, social protection in Africa, migration and poverty, and has worked for numerous international agencies, including DFID, EC, SIDA, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, ILO, the Land Tenure Center and the World Bank.

Rachel is a Senior Researcher with the Migration, Globalization and Poverty Research Centre, Sussex, leading research on social protection and migration as well as poverty-migration linkages. She is currently involved in a number of studies that explore understandings of risk and vulnerability both conceptually and empirically and is writing a book on migration and social protection.

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Research

Centre

Centre for Development Impact

The Centre for Development Impact (CDI) contributes to learning and innovation in the field of impact evaluation. The Centre aims to improve the assessment of impact on the poor, particularly through the use of appropriate, mixed method, and robust evaluation designs.

Opinions

Opinion

Graduation – how to do it responsibly

Despite some evidence of success in terms of ‘graduating’ individuals out of poverty through graduation programmes, not all the attention has been positive. Keetie Roelen, Stephen Devereux and Rachel Sabates-Wheeler argue the need for 'responsible graduation'.

24 May 2016

Publications

Rachel Sabates-Wheeler’s recent work

Cluster

Rural Futures

The big development issues of the coming decades, including inequality, sustainability, exclusion and security, all have specific and critically important rural dimensions. Rural societies, economies and areas face challenges and opportunities that can be qualitatively different from their...