Archived Webinar

Reform Sequencing: How We Have Adapted in COVID-19 and What We Can Learn for Other Crises Moving Forward

"Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, leaders have relied on data to drive decision making and the experience of others to model their reforms. While not entirely new concepts, the ongoing pandemic and reverberating second-order impacts highlight the importance of understanding a diverse set of reform pathways and indicators."

This workshop endeavors to apply these lessons to broader crisis environments through both a panel discussion and tool demonstration. Panelists discuss how data-driven decision making, communities of leaders and applying reform models of other jurisdictions have shaped the COVID-19 response and how we can apply these approaches to broader crisis environments all over the world. It will officially launch ISE’s Reform Sequencing Tracker – an ambitious endeavor and tool to codify the sequence of government reforms after periods of crisis.

This session is part of the Fragility Forum 2020 Virtual Series.

About the Presenters

Clare Lockhart

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. 

Lorena Pacheco

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.

Jacob Bathanti

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. 

Target Audience

Practitioners and general public

Questions Submitted

Mahaman Mourtala

- Jun 30, 2022


- May 30, 2021


- Jan 12, 2021

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 1, 2020
How We Have Adapted in COVID-19 and What We Can Learn for Other Crises Moving Forward

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 1, 2020
How We Have Adapted in COVID-19 and What We Can Learn for Other Crises Moving Forward

Mohammad Nadir

- Aug 16, 2020
Excellent topic!
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