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Clarissa Gandour

Rio de Janeiro

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

Clarissa Gandour

Senior Analyst and Operations Associate

At CPI, Clarissa’s research focuses on the protection of native vegetation. She has done extensive analysis evaluating the effectiveness of recent Amazon conservation policy efforts, and is currently assessing new challenges and opportunities for enhancing protection of tropical forest. Clarissa is also working to expand analysis on the protection of native vegetation into other Brazilian biomes. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with a focus on Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics, and holds a Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics from PUC-Rio. Having been with CPI since 2011, Clarissa led the operational development of the Brazil program alongside Juliano Assunção, Executive Director, and currently provides strategic input for program development.