Jane King left Moscow and the diplomatic service to work with international agencies, in particular with UNESCO where she took responsibility for working out new approaches to assessing the relation between population and development.
She was the chief coordinator of an UN inter-agency project to generate resource-based economic models. She was subsequently director of a project at the University of Edinburgh which developed national and regional resource-based economic models for several countries and regions, including Scotland and the EU itself. Her career also included a period in charge of human resources planning in Mauritius in the lead-up to the island's independence.
She is a founder-member of the Balaton Group, the global network for collaboration on systems and sustainability. She has many publications to her credit, including Not By Money Alone, written with the late Prof. Malcolm Slesser, and she speaks several languages.