Francesca is an Associate Consultant at SEEK Development, where she began as an intern in July 2017. She is currently working on a project for the World Health Organization analyzing patterns in global development assistance for health. She is also a member of the Donor Tracker team, conducting analysis of Spain’s development-assistance profile. Her previous work involved researching and developing strategic advice on the development-assistance landscape in Asia. Francesca’s background is in economics, with particular interests in labour policy and women’s empowerment.
Prior to joining SEEK, Francesca worked for the Australian Treasury in Canberra, Australia, on international finance and development policy issues. She conducted analysis of the international monetary system, provided briefing and advice, and contributed to preparing legislation that supported Australia’s involvement in the International Monetary Fund and the G20. In Australia she also volunteered for many years with Scouts Australia, working with children under 10, and as a member of a Scouts volunteer team at charity events.
Francesca holds a Master of International Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She wrote her thesis on the impact of austerity on women in the labour market in Europe, which was published as a discussion paper by the Harriet Taylor Mill Institute in February 2017. She also holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese) from the Australian National University, which included one year of study at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan.