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Mari H. Clarke

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Mari H. Clarke is a World Bank Senior Gender Consultant with over 30 years of experience analyzing and addressing gender in international development in all regions on water, natural resources, agriculture, energy, transport, microenterprise, and monitoring and evaluation. At the time of the podcasts she was advising the Water Anchor and Cooperation on International Waters in Africa program on mainstreaming gender. She is a task team member of a Papua New Guinea electricity rollout plan and a road maintenance and rehabilitation project, as well as a Vietnam rural transport project.

Mari has been working with the World Bank on gender and transport since FY2005, when she was a key developer of the web-based Gender and Transport Resource Guide for the Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program. Her first work for the World Bank was during graduate school, when she prepared a desktop study on survival strategies of the poor in Kenya. She served as a senior government funding development advisor for CEDPA, a nongovernmental organization. She provided technical support to the US Agency for International Development, Office of Women and Development for eight years, focusing on monitoring and evaluation. Previous gender consulting includes work for a number of governments, international NGOs, and private-sector firms.


Lao Cai Province Vietnam 2014

She has a PhD in Economic Anthropology and an M.Ed. in Instructional Design from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

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