Jessica Abrahams


Jessica Abrahams is Devex's Associate Editor for Europe. Based in London, she was previously an editor at Prospect magazine and has written for publications including the Guardian, the Telegraph, Bloomberg News, and Germany's taz.die tageszeitung with a focus on global women's rights and social affairs. She holds graduate degrees in journalism from City University London and in international relations from Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals.

Latest Articles

Aid minister does not need signoff on ODA spending, says UK government
13 Sep 2018

In its response to a parliamentary inquiry into the administration of official development assistance, the U.K. government rejected several recommendations for strengthening the DFID's oversight of ODA, as ever-more is spent by other parts of government.

Fresh start for Oxfam as new CEO announced
12 Sep 2018

The charity named Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah as its new chief executive on Tuesday, with many insiders describing him as a strong leader and a progressive thinker on development — but he faces an uphill battle as Oxfam continues its recovery from a sexual misconduct scandal.

'Be prepared:' What one NGO learned from a data security breach
1 Aug 2018

Last year, a digital payments system used by Catholic Relief Services in West Africa was hacked, exposing beneficiaries' data. The NGO's Chief Information Officer Karl Lowe spoke to Devex about what they learned from the experience, and what advice he'd offer to others.

A new era of governance for Armenia's development?
23 Jul 2018

Three months after a peaceful revolution, observers are asking whether a change of leadership will translate into more responsive and accountable governance in Armenia, supporting the next stage of its development.

Samantha Power: 'There is no option B after multilateralism'
15 Jun 2018

Former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power has spoken out about a backsliding on multilateralism, saying it is “mindless and self-defeating” to turn our back on multilateral solutions to global problems.

Rohingya activist wins $1 million humanitarian prize
11 Jun 2018

Kyaw Hla Aung, who says he is in fear of his safety in Myanmar, has nominated three charities to share the Aurora prize money.

First pledges announced to combat Ebola in DRC
11 May 2018

Early funding pledges have been announced following a confirmed outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the United Kingdom and Wellcome Trust among the first to commit.

Save the Children suspends DFID bidding amid sexual misconduct scandal
27 Apr 2018

Save the Children UK is to withdraw from bidding on government contracts as it comes under investigation for its handling of sexual harassment allegations.

Biggest UK aid organizations report gender pay gap in favor of men
5 Apr 2018

The United Kingdom's biggest aid organizations have revealed gender pay gaps ranging from 1 percent to 45 percent as part of a government drive to crack down on the problem — but the sector fares better than some.

Marie Stopes International reports 45 percent gender pay gap
3 Apr 2018

The family planning nonprofit has reported one of the highest gender pay gaps among aid organizations so far as part of new regulations in the United Kingdom.