Director, The Institute For State Effectiveness
Clare Lockhart (@clarelockhart) is the Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), which works on pathways for economic development, peace, and security within countries and across regions, including in post-disaster and peace-building contexts, with a focus on citizen priorities. She is also a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she teaches classes on Governance, Citizenship, And Post-crisis Reconstruction. Ms. Lockhart is the co-author, along with Ashraf Ghani, of the book Fixing Failed States and is currently writing two follow up books. Ms. Lockhart regularly contributes to analysis and publications on issues of security, peacebuilding, and development. She served in Afghanistan as an Adviser to the United Nations during the Bonn Process in 2001 and to the Afghan Government and then NATO between 2002 and 2012, supporting the establishment of governance institutions, countrywide development programs, including the national solidarity program, and regional cooperation programs. Ms. Lockhart was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Global Thinkers” of 2009 and 2010 and was nominated as a Young Global Leader in 2011 by the World Economic Forum. Ms. Lockhart serves on the Board of the Asia Foundation.
Program Officer, Club de Madrid
Lorena Pacheco, Program Officer at Club de Madrid (@clubdemadrid), studied International Studies and Liberal Studies in Caracas, where she began to work as a Digital Web Coordinator in a Digital Development Enterprise, and later on as a Project Assistant at Transparency International Venezuela. In 2011, she completed Masters in International Conflict and Security at University of Kent in Brussels, and moved to New York to do an internship focusing on the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Section of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations. Ms. Pacheco holds a Master in International Cooperation and Project Management from the Ortega y Gasset Institute in Madrid. She supported the Operations Department of Acción Contra el Hambre (ACF-International) in Spain as Assistant Project Officer. Ms. Pacheco's research has been focused on the field of conflict analysis and security issues in the Horn of Africa and on peace building and violence prevention in Latin America.
Consultant, GLobal Delivery Initiative
Jacob Bathanti is a consultant at the World Bank, working with the GDI team. Jacob joined the World Bank in 2014. His work with GDI focuses principally on qualitative methodology and delivery case studies. Before joining GDI, Mr. Bathanti worked as a freelance writer and editor in Washington, DC, and Lima and Puno, Peru, and for the International Budget Partnership in Washington, DC. He has written, worked, and conducted research in Argentina, Benin, Colombia, and Peru. Mr. Bathanti holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from Wake Forest University.
Pat Austria Ramsey
Data and Digital Lead, Institute for State Effectiveness
Pat Austria Ramsey is the Data and Digital Lead at the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) where she anchors the newly formed Data and Digital team. She focuses on new perspectives and tools around the state-citizen relationship. This includes building a reform sequencing tracker and new methodologies to measure state effectiveness. Pat has worked on issues around data and innovation for the past 8 years at organizations such as the World Bank, UN World Food Programme, AidData, AND Development Gateway. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration from William and Mary and her Masters in Global Affairs from Yale University.