Lila researches and provides policy analysis on aid and how to make it more effective. She is exploring ways of making official development assistance (ODA) channelled through the private sector available to national Micro and SMEs in aid recipient countries.
Prior to joining ActionAid in 2015, Lila was head of projects at the UK think tank and consultancy Counterpoint, with a focus on right wing populism and cultural risk analysis. Academically trained as a qualitative and quantitative researcher, Lila has experience in both academic and NGO settings in Mexico and the UK. She speaks Spanish, English and French.