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Clarissa Gandour

Rio de Janeiro

Regional Expertise
Subject Expertise
  • land use
  • forests
  • agriculture
  • microeconometrics
  • policy impact evaluation
  • operations

Clarissa Gandour

Head of Policy Evaluation, Conservation

Clarissa holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with a focus on Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. At CPI Brazil, she leads the research agenda on the protection of native vegetation. Clarissa’s work generates rigorous empirical evidence on the effectiveness and impact of key policies aimed at strengthening environmental protection and reducing forest degradation and deforestation. She has done extensive analysis evaluating the effectiveness of Amazon conservation policy efforts, and is currently assessing new challenges and opportunities for enhancing the protection of native vegetation throughout Brazil.