Sara Pavanello


Sara Pavanello has an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI, she worked as a researcher at Islamic Relief Worldwide in their Policy and Research Unit where she managed a program evaluation of income-generating initiatives for women in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Sara has also worked for JP Morgan Chase as Executive Assistant/Business Development Management at the M&A Investment Banking Division in London. Sara’s current research focuses on displacement in urban areas, pastoral livelihoods and drought management and response in the Horn of Africa, disaster risk reduction, and programming in protracted crises and transitional contexts. Geographical areas of interests are Middle East with a particular focus on the oPt. Kenya and Ethiopia. E-mail: and
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