Marina Durano is a senior program officer at the Open Society Women’s Rights Program. Durano has worked for the last 15 years as a feminist economist specializing in gender-responsive budgeting, international trade policy, official development assistance, and financing for development.
Durano has worked closely with Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era and with the International Gender and Trade Network pushing for feminist perspectives in global economic governance and macroeconomic policies. She recently contributed “Globalization and Women’s Work,” to the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa’s journal, Buwa! (December 2018). Along with Gita Sen, she released in 2014 an edited volume entitled The Remaking of Social Contracts: Feminists in a Fierce New World published with Zed Books for DAWN. Durano was a co-author of the 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report, which received the 2014 Outstanding Book Award from the National Academy for Science and Technology (Philippines). She has lectured and taught at the Economics Department of The New School, the School of Economics, and the Asian Center of the University of the Philippines–Diliman.
Durano received her PhD in economics from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Universiti Sains Malaysia.