Claire Simon has more than 20 years of experience in research and business consulting, particularly researching, monitoring, and evaluating complex international development programs. A mixed methods researcher, Dr. Simon’s areas of expertise include food security, social protection, and disaster risk finance. She has extensive knowledge in the design and implementation of research across an array of approaches, methods, and frameworks, including theory of change, contribution analysis, and evaluation for adaptive management.
Dr. Simon oversees a portfolio of projects that ranges from measuring food insecurity in remote, hard-to-reach, and sometimes conflict-affected areas to managing a learning and data hub that provides mission-critical agriculture and trade information to analysts working in humanitarian assistance. Most recently, she led the design and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework for the World Bank’s Global Risk Financing Facility, a multi-donor trust fund providing grants to test, pilot, and scale up disaster risk financing instruments.
Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado; M.A., International Economics and Finance, Brandeis University; B.A., French and International Studies, Washington University