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Emma Samman

Working paper

Reaching universal health coverage: a political economy review of trends across 49 countries

This paper aims to understand why and how countries provide health coverage, particularly to left-behind groups. To address these questions, the authors identify 49 geographically, economically and culturally diverse countries that have either achieved universal health coverage (UHC) or have made good progress towards it.
Briefing paper

Financing the end of extreme poverty: 2019 update

430 million people will be living in extreme poverty by 2030, despite economic growth reducing poverty by a third. This is 30 million more people than ODI's 2018 assessment, and means the world is significantly off track to achieve the first Sustainable Development Goal. This...
Working paper

Gender and the gig economy: critical steps for evidence-based policy

The future of work is currently receiving attention at the highest policy levels. This paper demonstrates the case for a strong gender lens in these debates and makes a clear call for women’s economic empowerment to be at the front and centre of efforts to...
Report

Between work and care: older women's economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised...