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Pilar Domingo

Senior Research Fellow

  • Politics and Governance
Portrait of Pilar Domingo

Pilar Domingo has a D.Phil in Politics, and has published in the areas of: rule of law and justice sector reform, conflict and security, legal empowerment and rights, transitional justice, governance and regime transitions, fragile states and statebuilding, gender. Her region of expertise is Latin America

Pilar Domingo is a Senior Research Fellow in the Politics and Governance team. She joined ODI in 2009. Previously she held academic posts at the Institute for the Study of the Americas of the University of London; the University of Salamanca in Spain; Queen Mary University of London, and at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico. She has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford.

Pilar’s research includes: the political economy of rule of law, justice and human rights; legal empowerment and access to justice; transitional justice; peacebuilding and transition politics in fragile and conflict-affected settings; gender justice; women’s political empowerment; Women, Peace and Security agenda; governance, democracy and institutional reform. She has published extensively on these issues. Pilar also reviews international policy and programming in these areas, engaging in research, evaluation, advisory work and capacity development.

Since joining ODI, Pilar leads research on rule of law, justice and rights in the Politics and Governance team. She was Editor of Development Policy Review. She has led multi-year multi-member research projects over the years, works with bi-lateral, multi-lateral organisations and international non-governmental organisations, and continues to collaborate with academic research projects globally.

  1. Margaret Cornell obituary

    Press Release

  2. The WPS agenda: Land reform


  3. The WPS agenda: Transitional justice


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

    Research reports

  5. Challenging violence against women in public life

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Politically smart and adaptive approaches to Rule of Law support in situations of conflict and fragility

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Making the G7 summit a success


  8. How the G7 can champion a more contextually grounded vision for democracy and human rights

  9. Perceived tenure security as a tool for understanding the conflict context and predicting violent conflict


  10. Why land is important in understanding violent conflict

  11. Sisterhood and beyond: keeping up momentum on feminist change


  12. In memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – using the law to champion equality and non-discrimination

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

    Working papers

  14. Gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment: our approach and priorities


  15. The politics of gender-responsive social protection

    Working papers

  16. Legal mobilisation as a societal response to violence: lessons from Michoacán

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. The role and impact of local citizen security councils as a challenge to criminal violence: lessons from Michoacán

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Responding to violence through art and culture: lessons from Michoacán

    Briefing/policy papers

  19. Gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment: our approach and priorities (2019)


  20. Policy and legal analysis notes: a review of the national policy against gender-based violence in Rwanda

    Briefing/policy papers