Alina Rocha Menocal

Alina Rocha Menocal

Research Fellow

Originally from Mexico, Alina is a Research Fellow in the Politics and Governance Programme with particular expertise on the challenges of democratisation, linkages between democracy and development, state-society relations and institutions and state-building.

Alina is currently on secondment at the Developmental Leadership Program at the University of Birmingham, where she is a Senior Research Fellow and Team Leader of the Elites and Political Settlements workstream.

At ODI, she has been involved in a series of projects and assignments that seek to bridge the gap between research and policy in thinking about governance issues from a political economy perspective. Alina has built a considerable body of publications on many of these issues, including numerous reports, (peer-reviewed) journal articles, briefing and working papers, and blogs. She also has substantial experience leading and managing projects.

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