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Jennifer Waidler

Consultant

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.

Blogs

From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19
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From Crisis Comes Opportunity: Spain’s Basic Income Response to COVID-19

Spain has been hard hit by Covid-19, both in terms of high death toll and worsening economic conditions. Government lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus left millions of households without earnings or temporary unemployed. A recent report anticipates a 13% decline in GDP in the worst-case scenario. This is a worrying prediction for a country characterised by high unemployment and high levels of extreme poverty, even before the crisis. But from this adversity comes an opportunity.

Journal articles

Uptake of HIV testing among adolescents and associated adolescent-friendly services
Journal Article Journal Article

Uptake of HIV testing among adolescents and associated adolescent-friendly services