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Clare Manuel

Senior Research Associate

  • Politics and Governance
Portrait of Clare Manuel

Clare is a Senior Research Associate for the Politics and Governance programme at ODI. Clare is a lawyer specialising in access to justice, financing for justice, business enabling environment, women in business, institutional strengthening, legal reform and adaptive programming, with 25 years’ experience of research, policy and programming in these areas.

Clare was a city and UK government lawyer. She worked as an embedded adviser in Uganda and Fiji, before co-founding international development consultancy The Law & Development Partnership which she ran for 20 years, leading projects and providing policy advice for DFID, World Bank, EU and other donors. From 2015-2017 she was programme director of DFID's LASER (Legal Assistance for Economic Reform) Programme. She now works as an independent consultant, and has recently co-founded The Justice Community, a social enterprise providing a new way to get disputes and legal problems resolved.