Clarissa serves as the Head of Policy Evaluation focusing on Conservation at CPI Brazil. Her work generates rigorous empirical evidence on the effectiveness and impact of key policies aimed at strengthening environmental protection and reducing forest degradation and deforestation. She has done extensive analysis evaluating the effectiveness of Amazon conservation policy efforts, and is currently assessing new challenges and opportunities for enhancing the protection of native vegetation throughout Brazil. Clarissa holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with a focus on Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics.


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