Clemence Landers is a policy fellow at the Center for Global Development and works on the US Development Policy Initiative.
Prior to joining CGD, she worked at the U.S. Treasury Department on U.S. engagement with the multilateral development banks and as a desk economist covering several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. Later, she served as an Advisor to the U.S. Executive Director at the World Bank where she worked on the replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA) and represented the U.S. government on several board committees. After leaving the Bank, she joined the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change where she led the organization’s expansion into Francophone West Africa.
Before joining the US government, Landers had a Scott Family Liberia Fellowship and served as an Advisor to the Liberian Finance Minister under Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. In this capacity she worked on Liberia’s landmark debt relief agreement and a range of economic policy issues.
Landers holds degrees from Sciences Po and Cornell University.