Alexandra has over 20 years experience of development issues from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sida, the EU Commission, the UN and from civil society organisations. In her two decades of experience working with global development issues, she often felt that decisions about how to spend resources were made in isolation of important facts that were essential to creating intended results. As a development practitioner she lacked easy ways to access and analyze development data. She founded Data Act Lab five years ago in order to help international think tanks, donor agencies and governments make sense of complex data in order to drive better decisions. Alexandra holds a Master in Development Management from the London School of Economics.
Data Act Lab has developed groundbreaking data visualization tools and web platforms for world leading think tanks and development actors such as the Brookings Institution, the Centre for Global Development and Development Initiatives. Data Act Lab is also one of the Champions of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data.