Nilima Gulrajani, a senior research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, speaks during a Devex online event. Screen grab via YouTube

LONDON — Early in her career, Nilima Gulrajani faced a choice: Take a job at the World Bank following a master’s degree, or study for a doctorate at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholarship candidate.

Eventually she chose the latter, starting her off on a career as a researcher specializing in the governance and management of foreign aid — although she still ended up working at the World Bank for a while. She is currently a senior research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, a London-based think tank, having previously held an academic posting at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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    Jessica Abrahams is Devex's Deputy News Editor. Based in London, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on Europe & Africa. She has previously worked as a writer, researcher and editor for Prospect magazine, The Telegraph and Bloomberg News, among other outlets. She holds graduate degrees in journalism from City University London and in international relations from Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals.