Vidya Diwakar

Researcher, Overseas Development Institute


Vidya is a mixed-methods researcher and policy analyst, with over a decade of experience working in think tanks and universities. Her work focuses on gender-disaggregated drivers of poverty escapes, and the role of armed conflict and fragility in creating poverty traps. She has authored and reviewed a range of reports, book chapters and journal articles, including most recently as Guest Editor for World Development. Vidya has successfully fundraised for and led a range of large multi-partner, multi-year policy-oriented research projects on poverty dynamics in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and South East Asia for international organizations and bi-lateral aid agencies.

Policy Briefs

G7 Germany 2022

A Socially Just Transformation Through Integrated Social Protection ‘Plus’ Programming

Mauricio Böhl (German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)), Alexia Faus Onbargi (German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)), Andrew Shepherd (Overseas Development Institute), Vidya Diwakar (Overseas Development Institute)

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