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Clare Lockhart

Co-founder and Director

Institute for State Effectiveness


Clare Lockhart joined The Asia Foundation's Board of Trustees in 2013. She is co-founder and Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness, where she works on issues across state, market and civil society in a range of countries. She has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. Between 2001 and 2005, she worked with the United Nations on the Bonn Agreement in Afghanistan and advised the Government of Afghanistan during the Transitional Administration.

While in Afghanistan, she and a number of colleagues began to codify this learning and advising high-level policy-makers in other transitional states. Previously, she managed a World Bank program on institutional and organizational analysis. She was educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Inns of Court School of Law and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. She is the author of a number of papers and toolkits on state-building and development, including the book Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World.

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