Photo of Martin Evans Job Title: Research Associate
Contact Details: Social Protection and Social Policy
Overseas Development Institute
203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 3327 7267


Martin is Senior Research Fellow at ODI, joining in January 2018.  Prior to that he worked in UNICEF HQ as poverty specialist.  His long term experience in applied social research on poverty and social protection was based in the Universities of Oxford and Bath and at the London School of Economics, from where he obtained his MSc and PhD. Martin’s experience crosses industrialised and developing countries and has involved research and consultancy for a large range of funders, including the European Commission, Rowntree and Nuffield Foundations, The World Bank and UNDP.

Areas of Expertise

Social/Public Affairs, Public Policy Advocacy, Social Protection Policy, Child Poverty & Inequality and Global Partnerships.


Ph.D. Social Policy, London School of Economics, 1988-1992
M.Sc. (Econ) Distinction, London School of Economics, 1987
B.A. (hons) Sociology & Politics 2:1, Exeter University, 1979


Full details of his publications and experience are available on his website