Anna Thomas

Anna Thomas is a policy analyst on a range of issues, from international tax co-operation to climate change. She currently works as head of policy at ActionAid UK, which she job shares; the rest of the time she advocates for a shorter working week. In a previous life she was a medical doctor.

Saying the unsayable in 2015

It’s 2015, a year where global debate on development will be loud and active, with the new global sustainable development goals, the conference on how to...

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