Emily Esplen

Co-Lead for Impact Evaluation, University of Cape Town

Emily Esplen is the Head of Ending Gender-Based Violence at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, where she co-manages the What Works Programme. Prior to this, she was head of the Gender Equality Team at the OECD’s Development Directorate and co-ordinated the DAC Network on Gender Equality (GenderNet). She has previously worked on women’s rights policy and advocacy for a number of women’s rights organisations and as a researcher on gender at the Institute of Development Studies. She is passionate about generating and supporting the use of evidence to inform more effective policy and practice.