Francesca Sanders

Associate Consultant

Francesca is an Associate Consultant at SEEK Development. Combining her background in economics and development, she leads analysis of development policy and financing for the Asia-Pacific region. She oversees the content of profiles and other donor materials for the Donor Tracker and the Donor Government Relations team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Her previous work involved researching and developing strategic advice on the development-assistance landscape in Asia. She has also worked on projects for the World Health Organization and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, where she analyzed patterns in global development assistance for health. 

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 supported Australia’s involvement in the International Monetary Fund and the G20.

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.