Fiona Smith

International Development Manager

Fiona is responsible for research design, evaluation and learning covering the ODI’s work supporting developing country governments to unlock the value of open data.

Fiona has a broad background in international development, research and advocacy. She previously worked for a children’s humanitarian organisation in Australia, India, the Middle East and Eastern Europe regions. Her role involved coordinating a multi-country advocacy project focused on social accountability and civil society strengthening.

Before joining the ODI in February 2015, Fiona completed a Masters of Public Policy at the University of Oxford. She also holds a BA/LLB from the University of Technology, Sydney.

A nomad at heart, Fiona is passionate about discovering new cities, live music and beautiful typography.