Martha Alter Chen
Former Collaborating Researcher
Martha Chen collaborated with UNRISD for the project Ageing, Development and Social Protection, 2001-2003. At the time of this collaboration, Martha was Horner Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA.
Her areas of specialization are gender and development, poverty alleviation, and the informal economy. She has long-term resident experience in Bangladesh, where she worked with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), and in India, where she worked with over 50 non-governmental organizations in her capacity as field representative of Oxfam America for India and Bangladesh.