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Laetitia Lemaistre


Advisor: Peter Lucas

TC Degree, Program, Year of Graduation: M.A., International Educational Development, 2005

Dissertation/Integrative Project Title: Local Governance in Cambodia: Commitment to Women's and Children's Issues?

Description of your current position: As a consultant with the World Bank I'm involved in community-driven development projects in eastern Indonesia. My focus is a Community Conditional Cash Transfer that provides funds to communities on the condition that they work towards improving indicators in maternal and infant health and primary and junior secondary education. I'm based in Jakarta where I assist in the preparation of implementing the Cash Transfer in five provinces throughout Indonesia. Monitoring activities also involves regular fieldwork.

Something special about your TC experience: Outstanding and supportive professors who made time to meet and discuss outside the classroom. My coursework was often flexible enough that I could pursue my own academic interests within the structures of any course I was taking. After TC I reflected upon the issues in international education development that surfaced in our core courses which I later confronted in my own professional work experiences.