Prindex is a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute, with staff from both organisations working on the project alongside expert consultants.


Anna Locke is a Director of the UK-based Overseas Development Institute and Head of the Agricultural Development and Policy Programme. She joined ODI in July 2011 after having worked for 19 years in development, 12 of which were in Mozambique. Her focus in recent years has been on land governance and large-scale investment, biofuels and food security.

Anna Locke


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.

Malcolm Childress



David Spievack is a research and strategy consultant to non-profits and impact investing firms. He has conducted research and written on a variety of topics, including property rights, individual empowerment, systems thinking, resilience theory, privacy, politics, media, and more. Prior to consulting, Spievack led research and marketing analytics at PayPal and Visa.

David Spievack

Lead Research Architect

Denys is a Senior Land Governance Adviser for Prindex, supporting research and country engagement on land tenure security. Before this position, Denys worked as a Program Director for the "Supporting Transparent Land Governance in Ukraine" project, World Bank. Denys has worked as an international consultant in agricultural, rural and regional development and impact evaluation for more than 15 years. For the last six years, he has been involved with land governance monitoring and land reform activities in Georgia, Ukraine and Croatia.

Denys Nizalov

Senior Land Governance Adviser

Ian is a Research Officer at the UK-based Overseas Development Institute. His experience includes policy-orientated research on community level urban resilience, ecosystem based adaptation to climate change, and water and sanitation provision. He has expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and dissemination, including community led data collection and mapping, GIS, and household survey design and implementation. Before joining ODI, Ian worked for an engineering consultancy and as a research assistant with the Development Planning Unit at UCL.

Ian Langdown


Joe is an agricultural economist specialising in land, investment and food security. He has extensive experience working in the agribusiness sector and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. He is particularly interested in studying the impact that responsible investment has on land governance, social protection, poverty and environmental sustainability.

Joseph Feyertag


Outreach, communications and programme management

Ana is an experienced project and programme manager for development cooperation projects worldwide. She joined ODI in April 2018 after 7 years managing large donor funded projects on a wide range of topics including energy, economic development and international trade. Prior to this she worked for the Directorate-General for Development at the European Commission on infrastructure and private sector development policy. She holds a MSc in International Development from the University of Manchester.

Ana Lucía Núñez López

Programme Development Manager

Christen Corcoran has experience in political science research and communications. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Universität Bremen and Jacobs University, with an area of focus in Rule of Law. Christen served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Morocco where she worked in the youth and gender development sector. She speaks German and Moroccan Arabic.

Christen Corcoran

Program support and office administrator

Dr. David Sarfo Ameyaw, a native of Ghana and USA Citizen, is the CEO of the International Center for Evaluation and Development (ICED), an Africa-based international think-tank that combines research and innovation with extensive practical experience in evaluation for development in the Global South. He is also the Lead for Country Engagement for the Prindex project and Global Land Alliance.

David Ameyaw

Lead Global Engagement


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