Claire Walsh is a Senior Policy Manager at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT. Claire leads J-PAL's Government Partnership Initiative, a global fund to support governments in harnessing data and evidence to drive innovation and improve public policy. Claire also leads J-PAL's Environment & Energy team and works on J-PAL's Gender Sector, focusing on approaches to measuring women's empowerment. Claire holds an M.A. from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Development Economics and International Business Relations and a B.A. in Anthropology from Vassar College. Prior to joining J-PAL in 2012, she worked for NGOs working to improve the quality of education and employment opportunities for youth in East Africa.