Clare Lockhart is Director of the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE), which works on issues of governance and community development. She has worked in several countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Prior to ISE she has held positions at the UN, World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and practiced as a human rights barrister. She writes and comments frequently on governance, economic development and community engagement. She serves on several boards, including the Asia Foundation, Global Dignity, and the Alliance for Peacebuilding.