Jasmine Burnley: Oxfam’s 21st century aid visionary

By Eliza Villarino 12 October 2011

Jasmine Burnley, global economic crisis advisor to Oxfam GB. Photo by: personal collection

Her research has helped shape the campaigns of one of the world’s most influential development nonprofits.

Jasmine Burnley co-wrote Oxfam’s briefing notes on the G-20’s Seoul Development Consensus and authored the report “21st Century Aid,” which recommends actions to improve the delivery of development assistance. Oxfam launched the latter in June 2010 at the Royal Society in London, where Andrew Mitchell delivered his first major speech as U.K. secretary of state for international development.

Burnley is among today’s most influential development leaders under 40 in London. She and her peers have inspired change that transcends borders.

Devex is recognizing 40 of these young London-based trailblazers in international development. They are social entrepreneurs, government leaders, development consultants, business innovators, advocates, development researchers, nonprofit executives, philanthropists and investors.

Read more about the Devex 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders in London.

About the author

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Eliza Villarino

Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.


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