- Affiliation: Overseas Development Institute
Rebecca Holmes is a Research Fellow in the Social Protection Programme at the Overseas Development Institute. Her policy research work focuses on the linkages between social protection and social policy and she has particular expertise in gender analysis and social protection instruments. She is currently co-leading a multi-country study on gender and social protection effectiveness with a focus on South and South East Asia. She has also worked in Sub-Saharan Africa on issues of social protection and agricultural growth and on social protection in fragile (and post-conflict) states. She has published widely for a range of academic and policy audiences on social protection and has spoken at a variety of public events and conferences.
Books by Rebecca Holmes
Beyond Mothers and Safety Nets
Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World introduces a much-needed gender lens to debates around social protection. Millions of pounds in international development funding are being invested annually in social protection policies and programmes to address high levels of poverty and vulnerability in the developing world. Poverty is perpetuated by risks and vulnerabilities, many of which are gendered. Time poverty, gender-based violence, discriminatory labour markets and unequal… (more information)