Sam Barrett

Researcher (climate adaptation), Climate Change

Sam Barrett's work focuses on the effectiveness, governance and commercial viability of investments in climate adaptation, including integrating climate into development programming.


Adaptation finance effectiveness; value of adaptation; private investment in climate adaptation; climate-resilient livelihoods; monitoring and evaluation of climate adaptation programmes; integration of climate into development planning and decision-making; economic valuations of climate adaptation/resilient policy.

Before IIED

  • UK Meteorological Office
  • Perspectives: Climate Change


  • PhD geography, Trinity College Dublin
  • MSC international relations, London School of Economics
  • BA political science, Trinity College Dublin

Current work

Climate integration into development programming; private investment in adaptation.