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

Call for road deaths to be recognized as child health emergency
14 Dec 2018

Road traffic accidents are now the leading killer of young people.

India claims it will boost health spending by $100B
14 Dec 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a vast boost to health services this week but some advocates are skeptical of whether and how that money will materialize.

How hard to reach are the 'hard to reach'?
13 Dec 2018

It's simply a question of prioritization, say delegates at the Partners' Forum on maternal, newborn, and child health.

Commitments and chaos at London's #AidToo summit
19 Oct 2018

Hundreds of delegates gathered in London Thursday to discuss solutions to the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the aid sector in recent months — but not all went to plan.

Controversy as investigated charity takes on key role in UK safeguarding scheme
18 Oct 2018

The U.K.'s flagship safeguarding project was mired in controversy at its launch Thursday morning over the role of Save the Children, itself under investigation for its handling of sexual harassment allegations.

UK aid funding headed for 'part privatization' after new announcement, observers say
9 Oct 2018

The U.K. aid chief wants to recycle profits from its private sector investments in a controversial move that could reduce the amount of funding the government puts toward official development assistance.

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.