The team behind PRIndex brings years of experience and leading expertise to land and property rights issues. Find out more about our team below.

Land Alliance PRIndex Team

Overseas Development Institute PRIndex Team

Anna Locke

Research Director

Soumya Chattopadhyay

Senior Quantitative Researcher

Rachel Waddell

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Technical Advisory Group

Juliano Assunção

Climate Policy Initiative and PUC-Rio

About Juliano

Michael Carter

Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis

About Michael

Klaus Deininger

Sr. Research Economist, The World Bank

Cheryl Doss

Department of Economics, Oxford University

About Cheryl

Diana Fletschner

Research Director, Landesa

About Diana

Iris Krebber

Head of the Agriculture Policy Team and Senior Land Policy Lead, UK Department for International Development

Ben Linkow

Sr. Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago

Lauren Persha

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NORC Senior Research Advisor

Caleb Stevens

Senior Land Tenure and Evaluation Specialist in USAID

About Caleb

Malcolm Childress

Project Leader

Malcolm Childress is a multi-disciplinary land resources specialist with 25 years of global experience, including urban and rural property rights, and strategy for managing critical global ecosystems. His focus areas include land policy and governance, land markets, land registration, property taxation, cadastral systems and spatial planning. Before co-founding Land Alliance, he was a Sr. Land Administration Specialist in the World Bank.

Maureen Madden

Operations Manager

Maureen Madden ensures the effective operation of the project's financial administration, contracting and logistics.

David Spievack

Lead Research Architect

Laura Bermudez


Laura Bermudez is a cultural anthropologist focused on land tenure security and rural development.

David Ameyaw

Lead Global Engagement

Axel Bichler

Research Advisor

FactWorks CEO