GI-TOC Staff Member

Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo

Director of the West Africa Observatory, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Lucia is the Director of the Observatory of Illicit Economies in West Africa at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. Lucia provides strategic oversight for a complex research agenda focussing on the intersection of conflict and crime in West Africa. Lucia has published extensively on a range of organized crime types, and is a close analyst of dynamics in Guinea-Bissau. Prior to joining the GITOC, Lucia worked as legal and policy adviser to the Planning and Development Department of the Punjab Government, Pakistan, and before that held the same role at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana.

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