Nierras joined the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in May 2010 as its Director of Operations. She is responsible for strengthening organizational support systems, including the monitoring and evaluation of its work with partners all over the world.
Nierras brings to the IBP extensive experience in developing and strengthening organizational systems after managing different multi-year, multi-country programs on participatory governance. Nierras led Plan International’s youth and governance program out of Plan U.K. and coordinated LogoLink, a global learning network of civil society organizations (CSOs) for participatory local governance. LogoLink originated at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and later moved to the Instituto POLIS in Brazil.
Nierras has extensive experience working with both civil society and local governments in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. She holds an MA in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the U.K. and has extensive experience facilitating organizational development processes for CSOs, international organizations, and donors.