A development economist, Marilyn Carr has focused her research in the fields of international trade, small enterprise development and rural industrialization, the role of women in science and technology, and the promotion of sustainable development. A senior economic advisor for the United Nations Development Fund for Women, Carr guides the organization’s work on economic empowerment.
Carr’s research at the Public Policy Center seeks to broaden understanding of how women’s livelihoods are being affected by global economic trends. For her project, “Value Chain Approach to Improving Women’s Livelihoods,” Carr will examine two or three global community chains from a gender perspective. Her Radcliffe publications include The Role of Women in Small-Scale Mining (forthcoming in 2001) and Speaking Out: Women's Economic Empowerment in South Asia (1996).
In addition to her Radcliffe fellowship, Carr was the recipient of a Senior Research Fellowship at the International Development Research Centre Ottawa, Canada, and a Visiting Senior Fellowship at the International Institute for Environment and Development. She has been a member of the United Nations Development Fund for Women since 1990. Carr earned her DPhil in developmental economics from the University of Sussex.