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Claire Leigh

Head of BSI International Partnerships

Portrait of Claire Leigh

<p>Claire joined ODI in 2011 as Head of International Partnerships within the Budget Strengthening Initiative. In this role Claire leads ODI&#39;s support to the g7+ Group of Fragile States. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked for Tony Blair&#39;s <em>Africa Governance Initiative</em>, providing advice to the Presidents of Liberia and Rwanda. Claire previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in Prime Minister Gordon Brown&#39;s Strategy Unit.</p>

Claire joined ODI in 2011 as Head of International Partnerships within the Budget Strengthening Initiative. In this role Claire leads ODI's support to the g7+ Group of Fragile States. Between 2009 and 2011 she worked for Tony Blair's Africa Governance Initiative, providing advice to the Presidents of Liberia and Rwanda.

Prior to AGI, Claire was a Senior Policy Advisor in Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Strategy Unit, where she advised Number 10 on international and development policy. She has also previously worked for the British Foreign Office, for UNICEF in New York and as a strategy consultant at Deloitte Consulting.

Outside work Claire is involved in a range of voluntary organisations and charities.

Claire has an MPhil in Politics and International Relations from Oxford University and a BA in History from Cambridge University.

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