Elise Dufief is a research fellow in the Governance for Sustainable Development programme. Her work focuses on development finance, with a particular interest in the role of development banks, the governance of sustainable development and the implementation of the Agenda 2030.

Élise holds a PhD in political science on contemporary Africa from EHESS and Northwestern University. She has worked and lived in Ethiopia, Mali, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Before joining IDDRI, Élise worked at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs on European development policy (in particular on negotiations on development cooperation for the period 2021-2027, on setting up financial instruments for development, and on changes at the EIB and the EBRD), and in Mali on governance issues. She has also been responsible for research programmes on the transparency of development aid for NGOs in London.