Joanna Härmä

Research Officer

Joanna Härmä joined the EFA Global Monitoring Report Team in November 2011 after two and a half years working on the UK Department for International Development’s Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria. She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University after having completed her DPhil at the University of Sussex with a thesis that examined whether low-cost private schools in rural Uttar Pradesh, India, are affordable and accessible to the poor. Joanna has a background in international human rights law and started working in India in 2002, first for a major Indian child labour campaigning NGO in New Delhi. She and local partners started a school for girls in rural Uttar Pradesh, which opened in July 2004.


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