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Gabrielle Posner (Kenya)

Senior Associate

Gabrielle Posner is a Senior Associate based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Gabrielle’s primary IDinsight projects have included a monitoring and evaluation partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, a randomized controlled trial of GiveDirectly’s unconditional cash transfer in Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda, and a scoping project to identify partnerships and opportunities to enhance evidence-use for policymaking by the Parliaments of Kenya and Zimbabwe.

Outside of IDinsight, Gabrielle is the External Communications Manager at Baobab Consulting, where she has consulted on various short-term projects to bridge equitable partnerships between the U.S. and Africa, including clients such as the International Labor Organization (ILO), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the END Fund. She is also the Editor in Chief of the Baobab Consulting white paper series and newsletter.

Prior to IDinsight, Gabrielle collected fieldwork data and co-authored a publication on poverty in female-headed households in Senegal using a mixed-methods approach, as an undergraduate student at the UVA Batten School.

Her publications include “Female-Headed Poverty in Senegal: A Mixed Methods Study” in the Journal of Business Diversity; “The Road to Greater Women’s Representation in Government Starts in Africa: A Case Study on Senegal” and “The Mercator Culture Map” in the Baobab Consulting White Paper Series.

Gabrielle holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Leadership and a B.A. in Economics with the Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Gabrielle speaks English and French.