INASP Associate

Clara works in INASP’s evidence-informed policy making area. For six years she was a member of INASP staff, most recently as Senior Programme Manager, Evidence-Informed Policy Making, and since November 2019, she has been an INASP Associate. In her role, she designs and implements capacity building interventions to support evidence use and builds strong relationships with partners in the sector.

Clara was Director of the VakaYiko Consortium under DFID's Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme and has carried out various consultancy assignments on improving organizations' research uptake strategies. Most recently Clara has been focusing on organizational change processes, using, for example, the Context Matters Framework and other systemic change approaches such as Theory U, Design Thinking and Agile Methodologies.

Clara previously worked as an independent consultant on policy influence and evidence informed policy in various regions, including Latin America, Asia and Africa. She also worked with the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) team at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), coordinating the Evidence Based Policy in Development Network (EBPDN). Prior to this, she spent more than five years at CIPPEC in Argentina developing the policy influence and evaluation capacities of Latin American think tanks and coordinating the Latin American chapter of EBPDN.

Read blog posts by Clara here.

Programme specialist