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Clare Castillejo

Research Associate

  • Politics and Governance
Portrait of Clare Castillejo

Clare is an expert on gender, rights and inclusion in fragile and conflict affected contexts, with 20 years’ experience of research, policy and programming in this area. Clare has worked on a broad range of themes including gender equality and social inclusion, conflict and peacebuilding, political reform, human rights, social development and migration and displacement.

Clare joined ODI as a Research Associate in 2016 and is also an Associate Researcher with the German Development Institute (DIE). She has previously worked with UN Women, FRIDE, DFID, UNDP and Amnesty International. In all her roles she has been responsible for developing and leading research projects and for providing policy advice and programming guidance. Clare has lived and worked in South Asia and also has strong experience in West Africa, Horn of Africa and Latin America. She has an MA in the Anthropology of Development from SOAS, University of London.

Clare's recent work includes leading an action research project on gender norm change in Sierra Leone; developing guidance for OECD donors on politically informed and adaptive approaches to gender in fragile and conflict affected states; evaluating UN Women’s work in the area of women, peace and security; leading a review of UNDP and World Bank support for peacebuilding in Colombia; and conducting research on EU migration policy in Africa. Clare has published widely on political change processes, human rights, gender and inclusion in fragile and conflict contexts and frequently presents her work within research and policy spaces.

  1. The WPS agenda: Land reform

    Other

  2. The Women, Peace and Security agenda: Breaking down silos Synthesis report

    Research reports

  3. The WPS agenda: Constitutional reform

    Other

  4. The WPS agenda: Kenya

    Case/country studies

  5. Adapting through Covid-19: lessons from teenage pregnancy programmes in Sierra Leone

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone: priorities for a future research agenda

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Politically informed approaches to gender in fragile and conflict-affected settings: insights from an expert meeting

    Working papers

  8. Adaptation in practice: lessons from teenage pregnancy programmes in Sierra Leone

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. The influence of EU migration policy on regional free movement in the IGAD and ECOWAS regions

    Working papers

  10. Financing EU external action: understanding Member State priorities

    Working papers

  11. The proposed single instrument: can it be all things to all people?

  12. Inclusive constitution making in fragile and conflict-affected states

    Research reports

  13. The European Union’s next Multiannual Financial Framework: prospects and challenges for EU development cooperation

    Research reports

  14. The EU Migration Partnership Framework: time for a rethink?

    Working papers

  15. Dilemmas and experiences of international support for inclusive peacebuilding

    Research reports

  16. The European Union Trust Fund for Africa: a glimpse of the future for EU development cooperation

    Research reports

  17. Women political leaders and peacebuilding

    Research reports