Jessica Abrahams


Jessica Abrahams is an associate editor for Devex focused on Europe and the U.S. She was previously an editor at Prospect, one of the U.K.'s leading current affairs magazines and has written extensively for publications including The Guardian, Bloomberg News and Germany's taz.die tageszeitung with a focus on global women's rights and social affairs.

Latest Articles

Key takeaways from the World Economic Forum on MENA
22 May 2017

Devex reports on the key takeaways from a weekend of talks and debates at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan.

4 discussions to watch at the WEF Middle East and North Africa
18 May 2017

As political, business and civil society leaders gather in Jordan this weekend for the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, Devex takes a look at some of the topics that are likely to dominate the conversation.

DevExplains: Do we need a new term for 'child marriage?'
12 May 2017

More than 15 million girls each year are married before the age of 18. Widely known as "child marriage," some activists argue that the development community needs to find a new term to reframe our understanding of the issue. Devex explains.

EU announces 59M euro Trust Fund for Africa package
28 Apr 2017

The EU today announced the fifth package of aid through its Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, which some NGOs have criticized for linking aid with migration.

Q&A: UNFPA's Babatunde Osotimehin on family planning in the face of uncertainty
6 Mar 2017

Following last week's "She Decides" conference, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the U.N. Population Fund, tells Devex about the role of family planning in the Sustainable Development Goals and the need to diversify support as uncertainty prevails.

Anti-'global gag rule' fund reaches $190M
2 Mar 2017

The Dutch-led "She Decides" campaign to replace lost funding after the U.S. government's reinstatement of the "global gag rule" has raised $190 million, it was announced today, which will be divided between NGOs, the UNFPA and government development programs.

Europe raises at least $32.2M to plug 'global gag rule' shortfall
21 Feb 2017

The Dutch-led She Decides fund aims to replace U.S. government funding lost as a result of the reinstatement of the "global gag rule." But there is some way to go to make up for the shortfall, estimated at a minimum of $600 million.