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Maria Stierna

Research Assistant, Refugee Economies Programme

Maria joined the Refugee Economies Programme in 2018. She has been involved in the research design, data collection and analysis of business and household surveys in Kenya for the Programme's core research, as well as for the evaluation of World Food Programme's transition from in-kind to cash-based food assistance in Kakuma and Kalobeyei. She is currently contributing to the cross-country analysis of the socio-economic lives of refugees and hosts in East Africa. Maria holds an MSc in Economics from the Norwegian School of Economics and a Master’s in International Management through CEMS. Prior to joining the team, Maria worked with communications, fundraising, programme implementation and data analysis with, amongst others, UNICEF and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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