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Clare Lockhart

Director and Co-Founder

Institute for State Effectiveness

Clare Lockhart is the Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), which works on citizen-centered governance, and economic development, including in post-disaster and peace-building contexts. She is also a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she teaches seminars on citizenship, governance and approaches to reform. Lockhart is the co-author, along with Ashraf Ghani, of the book Fixing Failed States and is currently writing two books. She regularly contributes analysis on issues of security, peacebuilding, and development. Lockhart has worked in a range of countries including in the United States, Europe, East Asia, Nepal, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Sudan. She has been named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Global Thinkers” and nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Lockhart serves on a number of boards including the Asia Foundation, SOLA Afghanistan, and Equality for Peace and Democracy. 

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.