People & partners
Clare O'Brien is a senior consultant and project manager in Poverty and Social Protection. She provides technical assistance to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social protection programmes. She also carries out evaluations and data analysis in the wider social sector. Clare's recent assignments have focused on supporting governments to develop national social protection policies (e.g. Côte d'Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, Moldova), estimating the costs of social assistance programmes (Kenya, Kazakhstan, Malawi) and conducting quantitative and/or qualitative impact evaluations and reviews of cash transfers and social care services (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan). Her expertise in poverty monitoring includes the analysis of public expenditure tracking surveys, service delivery surveys and household surveys (e.g. Rwanda, Bangladesh). Clare has a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Cambridge. She speaks French and Russian, and works particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and CIS countries.