Sarah Bailey is an independent consultant and Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). She has over 12 years’ experience researching, evaluating and managing humanitarian programmes. Sarah works with a variety of donors, UN agencies and NGOs, providing research and advice to improve humanitarian practice and policy. A former aid worker, she is an expert on humanitarian cash transfer programming and was the technical lead at the ODI Secretariat for the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers. Sarah is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Occidental College.