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Sr Economist and Policy Analyst – Biodiversity, Global Affairs and Agrifood Systems


Areas of Expertise

BRICS and Emerging Markets, Civil Society, Climate Change, Comparative Politics, Debt Reduction, Development of International Law, Diplomacy, Economic Development, Environment, Global Food Security, Global Governance, Globalization, Health, Indigenous People, Intergovernmental Organizations, International Administration, International Affairs, International Development, International Financial and Trade Organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, International Trade, Millennium Development Goals, Multilateralism and Regimes, North-South Relations, Political Economy, Post 2015 Development Agenda, Poverty and Inequality, Regional Specialization, Sustainable Development, The Global South, Treaties, United Nations

Clara Whyte has more than 12 years of experience as an environmental and international development economist and policy analyst. Since the beginning of her career, she has had the opportunity to work with both NGOs and consultants on many local development and global policy-oriented research projects mainly in Northern, Central and Southern America. She has also worked on a project in Vietnam. In all her assignments, she demonstrated strong intercultural and problem-solving skills, as well as a good capacity to network and to engage with stakeholders and communities from different socio-cultural and professional backgrounds.

She speaks, reads and writes four languages fluently (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese), and has a good knowledge of German. She is currently learning Mandarin Chinese and is willing to learn any new language that field assignments might require.
Her main skills include Research; Project Management; Global Affairs and International Agreements (Biodiversity, Trade, Finance, Intellectual Property); Agriculture and Agri-food; Health and Food Security