Shahra Razavi

Shahra Razavi is the Director of the Social Protection Department at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Prior to joining the ILO, she was Chief of the Research and Data Section at UN Women, where she directed the research for the entity’s major flagship reports, oversaw the gender statistics programme and provided technical support to intergovernmental negotiations. She was Senior Researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), where she coordinated cross-country comparative research programmes at the interface of social policy, social protection, labour markets and the care economy.

Ms. Razavi obtained a Bsc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Msc. and a Ph.D. from Oxford University.

She has published extensively on social policy, social protection, gender and work in a development context.