CLEAR Global Hub Team

The CLEAR program and associated funds are managed by a Global Hub housed at the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group. The Global Hub is able to leverage the World Bank’s resources, expertise, and convening power to build a strong network. CLEAR’s global component anchors the overall program by supporting the regional Centers, generating innovative and internationally benchmarked knowledge of and approaches to capacity development, and building international brand recognition. The Hub also focusses on providing direction and leadership to knowledge exchange efforts within the Network to allow the centers to learn from each other and create globally relevant knowledge on ECD.


Kelly Andrews Johnson, Team Lead,

Kelly Andrews Johnson is the Program Manager of the CLEAR Program, based in Beijing. She leads on the strategic direction of the program in close collaboration with the team in Washington D.C., the CLEAR Centers and the funding partners. Kelly lived and worked in East Asia for the last six years, initially in Hong Kong, then in Vietnam and now in China. Prior to this, she oversaw the delivery and quality of IEG’s program to validate IFC’s Advisory Services (AS) self-evaluations, and IFC’s Investment projects. Before working in evaluation, she was the Regional Strategist and Economist in IFC’s investment department for Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East (1997-2000).

Kelly graduated from the University of Geneva, Hautes Etudes Internationales (DES en Economie Internationale--doctorat ABD) and the University of Texas at Austin (Bachelor Degrees in Economics, French and Italian).


Maurya West Meiers, Senior Evaluation Officer,

Maurya West Meiers is a senior evaluation officer in the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group. She works in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity building with the CLEAR program. She has served as a team leader of an M&E training program in the World Bank Institute and has trained government professionals in Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, and Latin America on M&E and needs assessment topics.  She holds a master’s degree in international affairs (specializing in economics) and a second master’s degree in education, both from the George Washington University.  Maurya is active in the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and is co-chair of AEA's Needs Assessment Thematic Interests Group.  She is a co-author of the 2012 book, A Guide to Assessing Needs: Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions, and Achieving Development Results

marikeMarike Noordhoek, Senior Knowledge Management Officer,

Marike Noordhoek is Senior Knowledge Management Officer, based at the World Bank in Washington D.C. Marike leads CLEAR’s efforts to aggregate and share ‘global knowledge’ in developing monitoring and evaluation capacity by purposeful knowledge management and knowledge brokering. 

Marike Noordhoek worked in international development for over 15 years prior to joining the Global Hub CLEAR team. Major areas of substantive focus include different aspects of governance, knowledge management, organizational learning and performance management. She worked on professional assignments in over 20 countries in the global South, including long-term assignments in Brazil and Mozambique. She holds a Doctorate degree from Aston University (UK), concentrating on organizational learning and network performance in the public sector (March 2013) and holds a Master degree in Public Administration (1998) from Leiden University (The Netherlands).

XimenaXimena Fernandez Ordonez, Senior Evaluation Officer,

Ximena Fernandez Ordonez is a Senior Evaluation Officer at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG). Being part of the CLEAR Initiative, she coordinates the work of global teams in the Regional Centers in Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, Lusophone Center for Africa and Latin America and Spanish-Speaking Latin America. Her responsibilities also include providing technical assistance to governments and World Bank teams, and coordinating and producing publications on public sector reforms regarding Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Performance Management (PM). Before joining the World Bank, she was a visiting scholar at MIT’s Media Lab where she researched technological solutions to labor markets failures’.  Ximena also worked as a researcher in the think tank PENT in Argentina, where she focused on political economy, institutional reform and social policy. She also consulted on issues related to evaluation and results for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 

Ximena is a Fulbright and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Scholar.  She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2006-2008), a Master’s degree in Design and Management of Social Policies and Programs from Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) (2002-2004), and a BA in International Studies at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) (1997-2001) in Argentina.

NehaNeha Sharma, Results Management

Neha Sharma is a Results Measurement Specialist with the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank. She leads the performance management portfolio for CLEAR, and heads tasks related to strategy, sustainability and performance. She brings to this role her experience from J-PAL South Asia where she worked with the Policy Team and helped establish the CLEAR South Asia Regional Center. She also led evaluation capacity building training and advisory engagements with multiple clients from the public and private sectors.

In addition to evaluations, Neha has also worked on Indian urban infrastructure development. She published over a dozen studies on the status of and results from large government initiatives in the urban infrastructure sector. Her core areas of interest are evaluation research, performance management and implementation science. She holds a Master in Public Administration Degree from the Harvard Kennedy School (US, 2014) and a Master in Economics Honors from Jawaharlal Nehru University (India, 2007).

JunyaJunya Yuan, Communications and Knowledge Management Associate,

Junya Yuan is a Communications and Knowledge Management Associate supporting the CLEAR Initiative Global Hub Team at IEG (WBG). She contributes her creative skillset to the design and implementation of CLEAR’s knowledge management and learning strategy, plan and supporting tools (including external website and internal online collaboration space), as well as the creation and promotion of CLEAR communications and outreach efforts). 

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Junya worked at Triway International Group designing and enforcing executive training programs, and managing communications and public relations initiatives. She also gained experience as a photographer, videographer, and web producer when working at the Georgetown University Office of President, and FROM Magazine. Before relocating to United States, Junya worked as a marketing associate for three years at Schneider Electric Head Office in Beijing. She holds a B.A. in Advertising and Multi-media Production from Communication University of China and an M.A. in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University. She also studied International Business Management at University of Oxford.


JuicyJuicy Zareen Qureishi-Huq, Program Assistant,

Juicy Zareen Qureishi-Huq is a Program Assistant works with the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) of the World Bank. She has a several years of experience working with different team in IEG.  Currently, she is supporting the CLEAR Initiative Global Hub Team at IEG (WBG).  She is always committed to achieve success in her job. 

Juicy coordinate and supervise general office procedures and guidelines, identify potential problems and advise the team accordingly. She oversee the administrative functions of the office. She handle logistical planning for meetings or equivalent events held in the office with visitors; staff/management. She independently respond to extensive and diverse inquiries, and make decisions when multiple courses of action are possible.