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Meet Our International Technical Practice Experts

Abt Associates’ International Technical Practice is a cutting-edge, in-house technical team that focuses on innovation to deliver quality services for our partners across the US, Australian, UK, and European markets. Our team of technical experts develops, tests, and applies interdisciplinary approaches to complex development problems. Our approach focuses on inclusion, power and politics, evidence and adaptation, and sustainable, locally led solutions. The team’s expertise covers a broad spectrum of critical issues: economic growth; governance; health; monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning; and gender equality, disability, and social inclusion.

Meet the people who can help your organisation achieve your goals:

Lavinia Tyrrel
Head of Technical Practices and Strategy
Lavinia Tyrrel heads Abt’s 11-person International Technical Practice team, which helps solve the hard, complex, and messy social and economic problems in international development. The team tests new and interdisciplinary approaches to delivering aid and helps our clients use evidence and learning to design and deliver more effective and efficient development programs. Tyrrel has more than 15 years of experience in senior advisory and leadership roles in foreign policy, development, and national security. Her team helps partners solve problems such as increasing women’s representation in health care in rural Papua New Guinea, helping employers respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on worker productivity in Southeast Asia, and understanding why politics prevents stronger action on tropical diseases in Africa. Visit Lavinia’s full bio.

Alexandra Nastase
Head of the Technical Practices and Senior Adviser, Abt Associates, United Kingdom
Alexandra Nastase brings more than 15 years of experience to lead a technical team that covers health, equity, climate change, governance, economic growth, and monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning. She has experience in design, implementation, and evaluation of large reform and technical assistance programs to improve government performance. She has worked on five continents with leaders at all government levels. Nastase has held leadership and senior advisory roles for multi-million technical assistance programs funded by such organizations as the World Bank, European Commission, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, United Nations Development Program, and Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office.
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