Project Director, PRI contract for the World Bank to draft and finalize a report on donor assistance to the West Bank and Gaza for the period 1993-1998. The Report, which described conditions prior the Oslo Accords, the framework and instruments of donor assistance in place since then, the levels and types of donor assistance and achievements since 1994, also included recommendations for donor priorities in the near future. The document was prepared based on data and information obtained from the public and private sectors in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as bilateral, regional and multilateral donors. It was prepared for dissemination at an international meeting of donors, held in Germany in February 1999. (1998-1999).
Expert Consultant, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Governance and Public Administration Programme for the West Bank and Gaza. Develop a project design for UNDP assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA), focusing on strengthening human resource development, accountability and policy analysis in the PA. The design includes support for the Office of the Cabinet Secretary, the General Control (Audit) Institute, the General Personnel Council, and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) National Center for Public Administration (NCPA). In addition, participate in development of a three-year plan for the NCPA. (1997)
Principal Investigator, Provision of Technical Services to Facilitate and Improve Rational Planning and Implementation of the Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) West Bank and Gaza Program. In this broadbased, multiyear project, PRI staff and selected consultants provide (under Dr. Jillson's direction) technical assistance to the A.I.D. Middle East Bureau, responsible Department of State officials, U.S. private voluntary organizations with projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Palestinian non-governmental organizations. Dr. Jillson prepared or supervised the preparation of reports on the health care system, food and nutrition, rehabilitation, use of pesticides, finance and credit, donor participation in development programs, and social recovery programs. She also provided technical advice with respect to development policy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and the PVO programs in the area, designed a project information system and developed data bases for use by PRI and the PVOs. Dr. Jillson prepared a comprehensive eight volume report on development opportunities for the West Bank and Gaza Strip, covering the following sectors: agriculture, education, finance and credit, health, industry and enterprise, infrastructure, trade, and water and sanitation. This 11 month effort entailed leading and actively participating in all aspects of the report preparation process, including the work of 21 Palestinian consultants and one U.S. economist, collecting data from Palestinian sources, US PVOs, donors and other sources, preparing individual sector analyses, and writing the final report. The report was used as a primary basis for the A.I.D. development strategy for the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The documents have been used by Palestinian development organizations and by donor agencies as a resource for development planning in the Occupied Territories. (Project under contract to the Agency for International Development. (1990-1993)
Project Director, the first study of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica (1987); support to the MOH/Jamaica for development of the first national HIV/STD Strategy (1988); study of substance abuse in Jamaica (1988) and support to the MOH/Jamaica for development of a national substance abuse prevention plan (1989). All were funded by USAID and all were used as the basis for public policies developed and implemented by the Government of Jamaica.
Advisor, Development of a National Health Information System for Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health of Peru (through the USAID), 1985
Advisor, Development of a National Health Information System, Ministry of Health, El Salvador