Alina Rocha Menocal

Alina Rocha Menocal

Senior 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.

While on secondment, Alina can be reached at:

Media Coverage

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.

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