Clare Castillejo is a research associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London where she is undertaking research project on rights, gender and inclusion issues in donor approaches to peacebuilding and statebuilding. She has 15 years of experience with of research and policy analysis, has worked with bilateral and multilateral donors, research institutes and NGOs, and has extensive field experience in Asia, Africa and MENA. Her key areas of expertise are conflict and fragile states; peacebuilding and statebuilding; gender and women’s empowerment; rights, justice and rule of law; and social inclusion. Since 2011, she has also undetaken a number of independent consultant assignments for UNDP, UNICEF, DFID, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), NOREF and OECD DAC on among other things gender and peace- and statebuilding issues.

Clare Castillejo has extensive experience in working in: India, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sahel, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Civil society engagement and strengthening, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Curriculum development and training, Engaging marginalized groups, Good governance and the Rule of Law, Human rights and protection, Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment, Planning, strategy, programming and project development, and Policy and concept development