Claire Lucas



Senior Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Claire Lucas is the Senior Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships at the U.S. Agency for International Development.

In her role, Dr. Lucas is leading USAID’s effort to expand the creation and implementation of strategic public-private partnerships and facilitate the Agency’s collaboration with the private sector to achieve its development and U.S. foreign policy objectives. She is leading USAID’s work on its historic LGBT Global Equality Partnership.

Dr. Lucas is an international development expert, coalition builder, entrepreneur and philanthropist with more than 20 years of experience working to improve the welfare of individuals around the world through multi-stakeholder project development, systematic research and community investment and outreach.
Dr. Lucas has held several leadership positions at the World Bank where she was responsible for managing teams and processes which resulted in the creation of numerous multi-million dollar multiple stakeholder international development projects. She was also responsible for the design and implementation of a variety in-depth studies on a range of development topics.

Prior to her joining the World Bank, Dr. Lucas worked for the Pan American Health Organization, the Harvard Institute for International Development as well as several consulting firms. Dr. Lucas also started her own company which focuses on creating innovative and profitable communities.

Dr. Lucas possesses a PhD from Johns Hopkins, a MS from Harvard University and a BA from Pomona College. She studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and is fluent in Spanish.