Dr. Jennifer Waidler
7. Social Protection
Jennifer Waidler is a research analyst at the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, where she evaluates cash transfers and cash plus programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a PhD in Economics and Governance from UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University and a Master’s in Public Policy with a specialisation 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, 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 behaviour.