Claire Schouten - Senior Program Officer, International Advocacy of the International Budget Partnership
Claire Schouten manages the audit accountability initiative of the International Budget Partnership (IBP), bringing together supreme audit institutions and civil society to enhance government responsiveness to audits.
As Senior Program Officer in IBP’s policy team, Claire works with government institutions, civil society actors, international organizations, investors and development partners around the world to advance budget transparency, participation, credibility and accountability practices.
Claire is a specialist in social accountability, action learning, capacity development, and policy guidance.
Claire has held positions in the Canadian government, United Nations and non-governmental organizations and has worked in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Central and Southeast Asia, and the Middle East over the last twenty years.
She holds degrees from McGill University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.