Juana de Catheu (MA Political Science, MBA, MSc Foreign Service) is an independent governance consultant advising the EU, EU member states, African Governments and development banks on stabilisation and growth strategies in transition contexts. She specializes in the design of strategic programmes and projects based on political economy analysis and scenario planning.

She brings 16 years of policy and practice:

  • She is former Team Leader of the OECD International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF) and DAC focal point on responsible supply chains of minerals (2007-2013).
  • Before that, she was Senior Technical Advisor to the DR Congo government to demobilise and reintegrate 150,000 combatants (2004-2005); and the government of Aceh (Indonesia) to implement the Aceh peace agreement (2006).
  • Prior, she was a Conflict Specialist at the World Bank, where she received three awards for the design and implementation of recovery programmes in DR Congo, Burundi and Indonesia, and her analysis of the conflict in Burundi, with US Special Envoy Howard Wolpe (2001-04).
Juana de Catheu has extensive experience in working in: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia. Major areas of expertise include: Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Good governance and the Rule of Law, Planning, strategy, programming and project development, Protracted crisis and humanitarian to development transitions, and Strategic reviews