Elisabeth Resch is a Consultant based in Oxford specialising in climate change finance and governance. She is interested in how to mainstream climate change into public budgets and planning and how mitigation and adaptation action can be financed. She currently advises the DFID-sponsored programme “Climate-proofing Growth and Development in South Asia” on climate finance and sustainability of public sector reform. At OPM, she seeks to expand OPM’s work in the area of climate finance.
Elisabeth has gained more than six years of progressively responsible professional experience in development consulting and development finance working amongst others for UNPD, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the World Bank. At the World Bank, she coordinated a series of studies on the competitiveness and resilience of the Argentine agriculture sector consulting with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and the private sector. As a Research Fellow at IADB, she advised on the design and implementation of technical assistance and a grant to fund institutional capacity building at Haiti’s investment promotion agency. As an Associate in the Structured & Corporate Finance team, she assessed the social and environmental development impact and prepared analysis of financial and economic returns of private-sector investments in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Elisabeth has Master degrees in international relations and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at the Johns Hopkins University and in international management from HEC Paris School of Management, as well as an undergraduate degree in international business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.