Alexandra Makaroff

Devex

Alexandra Makaroff is Plan International’s EU representative. As head of the organization’s Brussels office, she is responsible for Plan International’s work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls by influencing relevant EU policies and programs. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization working in 71 countries worldwide.

Latest Articles

Opinion: Humanitarian aid — needs-based no more?
22 Dec 2016

EU humanitarian aid is supposed to be rooted in principle, but increasingly it's being repurposed to meet political objectives, based more on the self-interest of EU member states than on any humanitarian code, write Alexandra Makaroff, Plan International EU representative and Ester Asin, Save the Children EU director in this opinion piece.

CRC at 25: How the EU can fulfil its commitments to children
20 Nov 2014

Good intentions are not enough anymore. On the 25th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, officials from Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision call on the European Union to play its part in making the promises of the CRC a reality for all children.

How to move from words to action on girls' rights
17 Oct 2014

If the European Union is serious about poverty eradication and improving the lives of the world's poorest citizens, protecting girls' rights and promoting gender equality must be its guiding light, writes Alexandra Makaroff, head of Plan International's office in Brussels.