Blair Glencorse is an Associate at the Institute for State Effectiveness (ISE) and Associate Director of the Market-Building Initiative at the Aspen Institute. In these roles he provides practical policy advice to national leaders and the international community on institutional reform, economic development, coordination and program implementation. He provides strategic and analytic support to ISE Chairman and former Finance Minister of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, and supports the development of tools, processes and incentives to improve state functionality in contexts such as Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Sierra Leone and Southern Sudan. He is also leading research work on cases of successful institutional transformation over the past sixty years in countries such as Chile, Rwanda, Spain, Turkey, and Singapore. Previously, Blair worked for the Fragile States Team at the World Bank on post-conflict reconstruction issues, with a focus on strategy development, donor coordination, and results measurement. Blair has a MA with honors from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in international relations and economics, where he now co-teaches a course on post-conflict reconstruction. He is also fellow at the British-American Project and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA); a member of the British Council’s TN2020 Leadership Network; and a young leader at the Carnegie Council and BMW Foundation.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: United States of America
City of Residency: Washington D.C., U.S.A.