Carla has nine years of experience as a social expert in Africa, focused on fragile states, project management and analytical sector work in the human development field. Key sectors of experience include monitoring & evaluation, political economy, and civil society engagement through participatory action research and social change.
Between 2006 and 2009 Carla worked with the Non-Governmental Organisations sector, providing support to actions under European Commission funded programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010 she joined the African Development Bank (AfDB), working with the Human Development Department, the Fragile States Unit and the High Level Panel for Fragile States. Since March 2015, Carla has supported IDEV on a full-fledged revision of its Work Program for 2016-2018. Currently, she is part of the Mozambique case study evaluation, within the context of the AfDB Comprehensive Evaluation of Development Results (CEDR), which aims for a common evaluation framework to inform 15 country strategy and operations evaluations.
Carla studied at the Technical University of Lisbon (ISCSP Portugal). She holds a university degree in International Relations and Affairs, further complemented with a post-graduation in Society and Economy of Latin America, conducting her final thesis on the subject: Ethical Finance.