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Nyasha Tirivayi

Social Policy Manager

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Nyasha Tirivayi is Social Policy Manager at UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti, where she manages social policy and social protection research. She has expertise in research, evaluation, teaching, policy analysis and policy advocacy. Nyasha was previously a Research Specialist at the United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) where she managed impact and operational evaluations of social policy and humanitarian programs in various African countries. She also developed and taught impact evaluation courses to doctoral students and conducted research on adolescent health and the impacts of social protection and agricultural programs on food security, household welfare and child wellbeing. Prior to UNU, Nyasha was a social protection specialist at FAO where she promoted linkages between social protection and agriculture. In the past, she also worked as a gender equality advocate and trainer in research methods and social protection. She has published journal articles, book chapters and a book in the fields of public health, development economics, gender and education. She holds a Ph.D in Public Policy and Policy Analysis from Maastricht University.
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Social Protection and Cash Transfers

A multi-country research and learning initiative to provide rigorous evidence on the impact of large-scale national cash transfer programmes.