Clare Cummings

Clare Cummings

Research Fellow
Clare is a Research Officer working on the social and political forces shaping public service delivery, justice and security, and democratisation.

Clare joined the Politics and Governance team at ODI in June 2014. Clare specialises in political economy analysis of service delivery, public sector reform, and urbanisation. Her work includes analysis of water, sanitation, transport and health services in urban areas and largely focuses on sub-Saharan Africa. She co-leads the development of ODI’s urbanisation work and is involved in our on-going work into adaptive, locally-led and politically smart development programming.

Clare is fluent in French, Spanish, and English, and has experience of working in the Tanzania, Nigeria, India, Mexico and Burundi, among others. Clare holds a masters in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam.







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