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Helen Saxenian

Results for Development

Helen Saxenian currently works as an independent consultant to several international organizations.  She is also a senior consultant to the Results for Development Institute. She led the Institute’s support to Gavi on the revision of several of its policies, including its eligibility, co-financing, and transition policies.   Prior to this, Helen Saxenian worked as an economist at the World Bank in technical and managerial positions in the health area. While at the World Bank, she was on the team that produced the World Development Report 1993:  Investing in Health.  Helen was also a member of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health that published Global Health 2035:  A World Converging within a Generation in the Lancet in 2013.    Helen’s current work is in the areas of health financing, immunization, donor assistance and transition, and fiscal policies to reduce health risks.  Helen Saxenian holds a PhD in applied economics from Stanford and a BA in economics from UC Berkeley.