Kalila Jaeger is an associate consultant at SEEK Development, where she is a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Donor Tracker Project teams. Kalila develops thematic reports on OECD donor financing for gender equality with a focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) access, initiatives for the prevention of gender-based violence including female genital mutilation (FGM), and women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment.
Kalila brings to SEEK her expertise in policy analysis with a focus on SRHR and migrant health. Prior to joining SEEK, she worked as a consultant for the German branch of the UN’s International Organization for Migration and before that in New York, in the field of international reproductive health with a focus on advocacy for abortion legalization in Argentina. She was also a 2019 Migrant Health Fellow with the European Association for Public Health in Marseille.
Kalila holds a Master of International relations from Furtwangen Universität in Germany and a Bachelor’s in sociology and human rights from Columbia University in the United States. Her academic research focused on barriers to SRHR access for asylum seekers in Germany and models of public health system reform for SRHR integration and migrant inclusion.