The Secretariat is responsible for organizing annual conferences, administering the Consortium budget, and facilitating communications among members. Housed at the INSE, the Secretariat of the Consortium is led by one general secretary, and consists of focal points from all member institutes and an advisory group.


Dr. Jiajun Xu

General Secretary

·  General Secretary

Dr. Jiajun Xu is an Assistant Professor and the Executive Deputy Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics (INSE) at Peking University. Jiajun specializes on China-Africa development cooperation, sustainable development financing, and international financial institutions. She worked as a Junior Research Specialist at the United Nations’ High-Level Panel Secretariat on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in charge of the research on development financing and South-South Cooperation. She also worked as an international consultant on debt sustainability in the World Bank Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships Vice-Presidency (now the Development Finance Vice-Presidency) and productive capacity building in least-developed countries for the USDESA Committee for Development Policy Secretariat. She holds a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford.