Andrea is Director of Southern Voice, a network of think tanks devoted to bringing research from the global South to international debates on the development agenda. She co-edited the book Southern Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development Agenda, which compiles research on diverse development issues by researchers in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Her work focuses on improving links between researchers from the global South with their counterparts in the global North, strengthening the presence of Southern researchers in international debates and fostering better knowledge systems to support sustainable development. She was previously research director at Grupo FARO, a think tank in Ecuador. Andrea has developed research projects for the public sector and carried out institutional and sectoral assessments for numerous international organisations. She is an economist by training and has a strong interest in how to carry out research and policy analysis to inform policy.