Marie Laberge is a respected technical expert in the area of governance, with twelve years of professional experience at global (New York, Oslo) and regional levels (Asia and Africa) in supporting national efforts to measure and monitor governance, peace and security. She is an intellectual entrepreneur who contributed to positioning the African community of statisticians and UNDP as pioneers in a critical area of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda – namely in demonstrating the measurability of SDG 16 and the feasibility for national statistical offices to produce harmonized official statistics on governance, peace and security. In addition, Marie is an efficient manager with demonstrated ability to successfully implement large-scale global and regional initiatives, capitalizing on her extensive network and her strong leadership and team-building skills.

Marie Laberge has extensive experience in working in: Bhutan, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Montenegro, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, and Uganda. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Civil society engagement and strengthening, Engaging marginalized groups, Good governance and the Rule of Law, Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment, and Planning, strategy, programming and project development