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Jennifer Waidler


Jennifer joined the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti in July 2018. She holds a PhD in Economics and Governance from Maastricht University and a Master’s in Public Policy with a specialization in Social Policy Design from the same university. Jennifer has worked on a variety of migration and social protection related projects for several institutions including UNU-MERIT and its Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (based in Maastricht, The Netherlands), The World Bank, The European Commission, and the Centre of Excellence in Food Security in South Africa. She has rich experience in designing, evaluating and analyzing large scale household surveys and her main areas of interest/ expertise include multidimensional poverty measurement, effects of migration and remittances, and impacts of cash transfer programs on outcomes such as food security, subjective well-being, and expenditure behavior.
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