1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Carmen Smith

Former Intern (Research)

Carmen joined UNRISD as Research Intern in February 2016 to work on Social and Solidarity Economy. She assists Pascal van Griethuysen and Ibrahim Said on a new research project to assess the impact of the Social and Solidarity Economy in implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Carmen completed a BSc in Psychology and from 2008-2009 designed and ran experimental trials at the University of Oxford. She also holds an MRes and PhD from the University of Bath, UK, where she taught classes on Economic and Environmental Psychology and published two research papers on the role of mutual-credit in sustainable development.

From 2012-13 she designed and conducted a regional level impact assessment of the Wiltshire Voluntary and Community Sector for which she published three high-impact research reports and undertook training in measuring Social Impact.

Carmen has spoken at several international conferences about the role of complementary currencies in financing for sustainability, including the 3rd International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies held in Salvador de Bahia in October 2015, where she presented a paper exploring factors influencing the use and development of community currencies.