Tara Povey joins the Bretton Woods Project as new Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Project Lead

3 July 2024 | Project news

The Bretton Woods Project is happy to welcome Tara Povey as our new Gender Equality and Macroeconomics Project Lead. Tara will develop BWP’s work on gender and feminist macroeconomics through the Gender Equality and Macroeconomics (GEM) project, and continue the work of the gender team in advocacy targeting the IMF and the World Bank. Her responsibilities will include tracking and reporting on developments in the IMF, feminist economist and women’s rights spheres to support advocacy opportunities and deepen relationships with civil society partners working on economic justice and women’s rights.

Before joining, Tara was an academic and researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work focused on the policies of the IMF and World Bank and their impact on gender-based social movements and civil society organisations in the Global South. She has published extensively on social movements, austerity and neo-liberalism in the Middle East and North Africa, and women’s movements in contemporary Iran. Tara also has a background in policy and campaigning, previously working as Policy and Research manager at Refugee Action.

Tara holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Sydney and has taught courses in gender and international politics. She is passionate about Global South and intersectional feminist economic approaches and exploring ways to undertake advocacy to bring about sustainable, transformative change.