Helen Saxenian is currently working as a senior consultant at R4D and is the Project Coordinator for the Review of GAVI Alliance Eligibility Policies project.
Ms. Saxenian worked for eighteen years in the World Bank, in both technical and managerial capacities, primarily in the health sector. Her work in recent years has focused on vaccine finance issues. She has also worked on broad health sector reform, HIV/AIDS, health insurance reform, provider reimbursement, human resources for health, health public expenditure reviews, pharmaceutical policies, new drug and vaccine development, and women’s reproductive health. She is the author of many World Bank sector and policy reports, and external publications.
Ms. Saxenian has a PhD in applied economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in economics from U.C. Berkeley.