Jessica specialises in the quantitative analysis of Social Protection, in particular social protection and migration, financing social protection and impact evaluation. Her work on financing includes a study on the affordability of social protection in the light of international spending commitments in five Sub-Saharan countries, as well as research on fiscal space for social protection. Jessica has also worked on a number of systematic reviews, including one for DFID about the benefits of work guarantee schemes compared with cash transfers and recently co-authored a briefing paper on making systematic reviews work for development. Jessica’s work on impact evaluation includes a project on the effectiveness and relevance of social protection in tackling social exclusion and promoting social inclusion in Asia, amongst others.
Jessica’s previous PhD work at Maastricht University focused on the analysis of causes and effects of migration on migrant-sending households in countries of origin, from a household perspective, with a particular focus on Albania and Moldova.
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