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Jesper Andersen

Senior Policy Adviser, Global Partnership for Education Secretariat

Jesper Andersen works as Senior Policy Adviser at the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat with a special focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises. He is also country lead for Honduras and Nicaragua.

Jesper holds a Master’s in International Economics and has worked with development issues for more than 25 years in Africa, Asia and Latin-America. He has thorough experience in development-related areas including sector planning and policy development, financing, program and project development, implementation and monitoring, and partner and sector dialogue.

Jesper has substantial work experience in emergencies and transition contexts. He has worked closely with education sector programs in several countries, especially in Asia and Latin America, and he held the position of Regional Manager for both regions at the Nordic Development Fund. Jesper has worked both in the UN and DFIs, and in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with postings at embassies as Senior Advisor and Coordinator of Cooperation in Nicaragua and Afghanistan.

When not posted abroad, Jesper has worked in the ministry’s departments for development advisory services with a focus on education, governance, and conflict/fragility, as well as in the department for global policies and multilateral cooperation focusing on strategy and policy development.