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Claire Melamed
Director, growth, poverty and inequality program, Overseas Development Institute
Claire Melamed is the Director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme at the Overseas Development Institute in London.

Written by Claire Melamed

Essay/
Education
What do they want?

What would happen if the aid industry started collecting data on how the people it serves actually feel about their lives?

Claire Melamed

Essay/
Information and communication
The other half

To end inequality, we must realise that it isn’t about the rich, it’s about the poor. And we know almost nothing about them

Claire Melamed