Eva Jespersen

Deputy Director

Eva Jespersen is the Deputy Director of the Human Development Reports Office. She contributes to the annual UNDP flagship Human Development Report including through convening stakeholder consultations and commissioning research. Eva also oversees that communication and outreach work of the office, building external partnerships around the human development concept and measurement, and in engagement with academic institutions on teaching and researching human development. In 2014, she was elected as a member of the UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution. Prior to joining UNDP, Eva worked at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence guiding two flagship reports, the Social Monitor and the Report Cards on child wellbeing, which made global headline news. She was also a social policy adviser in the East Asia Office and in New York, contributing to UNICEF’s ground breaking report on Adjustment with a Human Face. Eva is a native of Denmark and has an advanced degree in macro-economics from the University of Copenhagen. She has also worked for DANIDA and the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Denmark.