Senior Counsellor to the Director, Head of Partnerships and Networks Unit OECD Development Centre
Ms. Bathylle Missika is Senior Counsellor to the Director and Head of Partnerships and Networks Unit at the OECD Development Centre. Ms Missika oversees the Development Centre’s work on the development narrative and the contribution of its various stakeholders, ranging from the contribution of non-state actors (foundations, MNEs) to development stakeholders (Heads of communication form development agencies/Ministries).
Ms. Missika re-joined the OECD in 2012 after working in UNDP’s Conflict Bureau, focusing on a portfolio of post-conflict and fragile countries in Africa. Prior to returning to the UN, Ms. Missika had focused her work on issues of governance, state fragility and basic service delivery, both at the OECD and in UNDP. She specifically led the OECD network on Governance from 2004-2008 and held the position of Deputy Coordinator for UNDP’s governance Trust Fund (2003-2004) before joining UNDP in 2002.
Ms Missika holds a degree (MA, Public Service) from Sciences Po in Paris, an International Affairs degree from Tufts University and an MA in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. She lectured at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) from 2008-2011.