The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
As a Mercator Fellow, Clara Stinshoff focuses on approaches to implement and scale behavioral insights for financial inclusion. She has gained professional experience in political and economic consulting at Roland Berger GmbH and Prognos AG, at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. and, most recently, in health financing with the World Bank. Clara holds a master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, with studies abroad at Georgetown University. She completed her BA in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Bayreuth and Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA., USA).