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Research Fellow, World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), United Nations University

Eva-Maria Egger is an applied economist holding a PhD from the University of Sussex, UK. She is a WIDER Research Fellow based in Mozambique where she also works as technical advisor for poverty assessment to the Ministry of Economics and Finance. Her research focuses on rural development, migration, climate change and labor markets.

Eva-Maria has published her research in IZA Journal of Migration and Development, Journal of Development Effectiveness, IDS Bulletin and contributed to book chapters and policy reports, such as the Rural Development Report 2019 – Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

She has research and field work experience in Brazil, Ghana, Peru, South Africa and now Mozambique.


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    Research Fellow, World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University