Alina Rocha Menocal
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.
While on secondment, Alina can be reached at: A.RochaMenocal@bham.ac.uk
Alina has published blogs and opinion pieces extensively. Her pieces have appeared in Foreign Policy, Prospect Magazine, Financial Times and Open Democracy. She has also been interviewed widely, featuring in Devex and Dhaka Tribune among others.
- Overseas Development Institute Launches Report "Ghana, The Rising Star - Progress In Political Voice, Health And Education"21 March 2015, Modern Ghana8 April 2014, From Poverty to Power (FP2P)
- 4 December 2013, Oxfam
- 3 April 2013, Slovenia TV1 July 2012, Washington Post
- 29 February 2012, Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN)2 August 2011, AllAfrica.com
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