Alex Jones works part time as a health economist for OPM, and part time as a research assistant in the Health Economics Unit of the University of the West Indies. He lives in Trinidad and Tobago.
His interests are in the use of evidence in policy making, particularly the use of economic evaluation. After leaving university he spent three years working for the Sierra Leonean Ministry of Health and Sanitation, focusing largely on the administration of a performance based financing scheme, national health accounts and social health insurance scheme design. He then joined Oxford Policy Management, where he has worked on Value for Money (VfM) analysis of programmes in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as on methodological recommendations for making VfM analysis more useful.
Alex has also worked to design a methodology for tracking public expenditure on children in the Pacific, fiscal space analysis and health facility payment mechanisms. In Trinidad and Tobago he is involved in early discussions of health sector efficiency analysis in the Caribbean.