Jussara has worked with countries and cities across Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States to implement large-scale reform, with a focus on planning, budgeting, health, and education. She believes in the power of good data, used well, to make governments more transparent, more effective, and more trusted.
In the Bahamas, Jussara advised the government to set up a Delivery Unit at the Prime Minister's Office and supported the Ministry of Education to increase enrollment in preschool programs (2,000 new placements in 2019) and student literacy results on exams (increased by 5pp in 2019). In Saint Lucia, she supported the set up of a Delivery Unit at the Prime Minister's Office and helped the Ministry of Health increase childhood vaccination rates by 18pp in 2019. She currently works with U.S. cities to improve COVID-19 response and recovery by collecting, analyzing, and communicating better data to inform data-driven decisions.
Jussara worked for eight years with the Brazilian Federal and State Governments in the areas of employment policies, vocational training education, and health. She coordinated Brazil's flagship vocational training program in 2017 (Pronatec) and led complex health portfolios such as the transfer of vaccine patents from private companies to the government.
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