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Jessica Espey

Jessica Espey

Jessica Espey

Jessica Espey is a Senior Research and Policy Adviser at Save the Children UK, responsible for leading research and advocacy work on national and international development financing, with specific attention to aid effectiveness. She is also managing much of Save the Children's research work on what comes after the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. Current research projects include a study of policies to mitigate horizontal and vertical inequalities, and a study on social sector spending in IDA-recipient countries. Jessica was formerly a research officer at the Overseas Development Institute. Her research was predominantly focused on the visibility of gender and child rights within ODA, as well as national planning and budgeting processes. Jessica has published over 25 reports and journal articles. She has an MSc in Political Economy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and an MA Hons in History from the University of Oxford.