Martin's news.

Although based in the New York, USA - Martin’s work takes him to far flung corners of the world from Oxford, London, to the Far East, Europe and other developing economies. Here’s where you can keep up to date with all the latest news from Martin and find out what interesting new project he’s working on.

United Nations Capital Development commission

The UNCDF have commissioned Martin to provide consultancy and research advice to countries in the Asia and Pacific Region on social protection systems. The work begins in the summer of 2011 and is expected to take Martin to Nepal to assist in the design and implementation of their social pension system.

World Bank profile poverty in Malaysia

The World Bank have asked Martin to work with them and the Economic Policy Unit in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department to profile poverty among elderly Malaysians and to assist in the development of a potential new system of social pensions for Malaysia.

The project begins in April 2011 and involves in-depth analysis of data from the Household Income Survey in Malaysia for 2009. Martin will be joining World Bank and EPU colleagues for high level policy discussion and workshops in Kuala Lumpur.

Child Poverty pilot published

While working with Department for Work and Pensions Martin’s report on the Child Poverty Pilots for the Child Poverty Unit has recently been published. The Interim Synthesis Report outlines the approach of the Pilots and summarises emerging evidence from them.

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“Policymakers need to make decisions in a world of incomplete and often conflicting information. Dr Evans' social policy research provided Vietnamese leaders with an exceptionally cogent analysis of the current situation and priorities for policy change. His ability to explain complex concepts in simple language reinforced the policy impact of his work. He is approachable and a pleasure to work with, and was responsive to the changing needs of Vietnam's leaders.”

- Jonathan Pincus
UNDP Vietnam Chief Economist, 2004-2008

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