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Adriana Quevedo

Senior Research Officer

  • Global Risks and Resilience
Portrait of Adriana Quevedo

Originally from Guatemala, Adriana is a development economist specialised in climate adaptation finance to build climate resilience. More specifically, around the practical implications of mobilising climate finance. She has five years of research and project experience, with a rich focus in Rwanda.

Adriana has advised on the development of key strategic documents to support Rwanda’s low carbon development in the agriculture, infrastructure and finance sectors – particularly on mainstreaming climate change into existing policies and strategies and, in turn, on feasible actions using practical tools for more efficient implementation efforts. She has done this working for various clients, such as the National Government, GGGI, Pwc, Dfid and the EU commission, which entailed working with a multitude of stakeholders, such as MDBs, donors, country government (national and sub-national), private sector and NGOs.

Key activities include: multi-sector consultations, adhoc TA for government officials, policy and strategy assessments, conducting economic and financial appraisals, conducting climate risk assessments, conducting value for money assessment for climate resilience to better guide donor expenditure, collation and collection of qualitative and quantitative data, and desk-base research. This has contributed to key research outputs, leveraging of futher finance, increased local knowledge on current and furture climate risks, and improvements in local collaborations and cooperations.

Adriana currently supports the delivery of the Economics and Finance of Complex Risks strategy imbedded in the Risk and Resilience programme at ODI.

  1. Finance for nature: COP15 needs its ‘2.1(c) moment’

  2. Embracing discomfort: a call to enable finance for climate-change adaptation in conflict settings

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. Inclusive, Sustainable Economic Transformation


  4. A theory of change for joined-up policymaking in low- and middle-income countries

    Working papers

  5. Climate adaptation investments in conflict-affected states

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies in Colombia: a crucial step towards a just energy transition

    Working papers

  7. Country platforms for climate action: something borrowed, something new?

    Emerging analysis

  8. Consistency case study: actions supporting Article 2.1c of the Paris Agreement in Rwanda

    Research reports

  9. Exploring the conflict blind spots in climate adaptation finance

    Research reports

  10. A fair share of climate finance: apportioning responsibility for the $100 billion climate finance goal

    Working papers

  11. Getting down to the business of 'nature'

  12. The impact of Covid-19 on climate change and disaster resilience funding: trends and signals

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. The untold story of water in climate adaptation. II. 15 countries speak

    Research reports

  14. Country experiences with decentralised climate finance: early outcomes

    Research reports

  15. Risk-informed development: from crisis to resilience

    Research reports

  16. Enabling access to the Green Climate Fund: sharing country lessons from South Asia

    Working papers

  17. Low carbon development: a paradigm shift towards a green economy in Indonesia

    Research reports

  18. Transformational change in the Climate Investment Funds: a synthesis of the evidence

    Research reports

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