Gaëlle Conille is an associate program officer in the development policy and finance team at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She works to identify gaps in the area of gender-sensitive macroeconomic policy and supports partners in evidence building and policy advocacy. Before joining the Gates Foundation, Gaëlle worked at the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab (AGIL) where she supported research uptake efforts focusing on agriculture and land rights, social norms, and adolescent girls programming. Gaëlle also worked as a senior policy associate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL Global), where she conducted policy outreach for evidence dissemination and managed a funding initiative focused on taking evidence to scale.
After receiving her B.A. from Jackson in 2018, Gaëlle completed a master’s degree in development management at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At Jackson, she undertook a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, focusing on political science, ethnicity, race, and migration, and African and Latin American studies, and interned with Kepler in identifying barriers to low-cost tertiary education for female refugees in Rwanda. Gaëlle has also worked with UN Women in resource mobilization and with ActionAid in conducting a gender analysis of employment policies.