Marina Durano wrote a think piece for the Road to Addis series. At the time of her collaboration, she was Assistant Professor at the Asian Center at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Before joining academia, she spent more than 15 years engaged in strengthening women’s political engagement with macroeconomic policies and global economic governance structures with the International Gender and Trade Network (IGTN) and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). She was part of DAWN’s Executive Committee in 2008-2010. She recently published a book that she co-edited with Gita Sen entitled The Re-making of Social Contracts: Feminists in a Fierce New World with Zed Books in London. Last year, she, along with her co-authors, was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Book Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines) for the book 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report: Geography and Development. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester in the UK.