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Kara Alaimo

Head of Communications Kara Alaimo is Head of Communications for the High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Previously, as a political appointee in U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, Kara served as Spokesperson for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury. In this role, Kara developed the administration’s messages on U.S. bilateral economic relations…

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Lysa John

Head of Outreach Lysa John is the Head of Outreach for the HLP Secretariat. She began her career in 1998 with YUVA, Mumbai, working on issues of urban poverty, governance, housing and women’s rights. In 2006, she joined ‘Wada Na Todo Abhiyan’ (Don’t Break Your Promises Campaign), helping create what is now one of India’s…

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Jiajun Xu

Junior Research Specialist Jiajun Xu, Junior Research Specialist, is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at Oxford University. Her research focuses on financing for development and international development institutions. She presented “Aid as Catalyst for Economic Transformation: A Wider Vision for the Future of Aid” at the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness Youth…

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Nicole Rippin

Research Specialist Nicole Rippin joins the Secretariat as a Research Specialist. She was until recently a senior economist at the German Development Institute (DIE) which she joined in 2006. Before, she worked as a research economist for the Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture (BMELV) and the German Investment and Development Company (DEG).…

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