People & partners
Sabine Garbarino is a Senior Consultant within OPM’s Social Development portfolio who has 10 years of experience working on gender, political economy analysis, voice and accountability and qualitative and participatory methods. Based in OPM’s Oxford office, her particular interest lies in women’s empowerment through mainstreaming gender in a range of sectors, including water, sanitation, transport, social protection and access to finance. Sabine has been working over many years on the DFID-financed support to the design and implementation of social assistance reform in Moldova where she led inputs in gender mainstreaming, stakeholder consultation and the Participatory Vulnerability Assessment. Currently, she leads OPM’s work for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to ensure gender mainstreaming in infrastructure investments in Jordan and Kyrgyz Republic.
Recent publications include a Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) paper on the political economy of pro-poor sanitation investment, a how-to note for DFID to better analyse gender through household survey data and a paper for DFID’s social development department on current thinking and knowledge on impact evaluation with a focus on combining qualitative and quantitative methods. Sabine holds an M.A. in political sciences, a Master's in international development and a Diploma in Economics from the LSE.