Oxford Martin researchers recognised for outstanding economic and societal impact

06 October 2023

Ricardo and Kate
The government's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has shortlisted two Oxford Martin School researchers for its Celebrating Impact Prize 2023. The prize recognises researchers for 'outstanding economic or societal impact' from their research.

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance and Professor of the International Politics of Africa at the University of Oxford, has been shortlisted as part of a group for a project on ‘Tackling the UK’s kleptocracy problem’.

Kate Orkin, Senior Research Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance and Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, has also been named as a finalist for the project ‘Redesigning social protection in South Africa: poverty relief, job search and youth employment during COVID-19’.

The Oxford Martin School congratulates the finalists and wishes them the very best of luck ahead of the awards. The winners will be awarded £10,000 to spend on further knowledge exchange, public engagement or other communications activities. Winners will be announced on 15th November during the ESRC Festival of Social Science.