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Jessica Olney

The Asia Foundation

Jessica Olney is a practitioner, researcher and facilitator with 15 years of experience in South and Southeast Asia. She has led studies and written analyses on the Rohingya crisis for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Asia Foundation and the Peace Research Institute Oslo. She currently serves as Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University.

Jessica is a Research Lead for XCEPT at The Asia Foundation. She leads research by the X-Border Local Research Network on the Rohingya refugee crisis 



Jessica Olney’s XCEPT research

Briefing paper

23rd February 2021
This policy brief, a joint publication by Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University and The Asia Foundation, conveys findings from a rapid analysi...


20th August 2020
The session provides insights into the needs of refugees, their coping strategies, family ties abroad, and the adequacy and limitations of the current...

Research report

9th September 2020
This paper describes the ways that individuals and families living in refugee camps in Bangladesh cope with hardship and displacement.


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