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Marwa Ibrahim
Graduate Research Assistant

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  My research interests are health, labor, migration and development economics. I currently work on youth mobility and migration, and healthy ageing and adult caregiving, using experimental data from Malawi. In another strand of research, I examine the gender impacts of political targeting of the national cash transfer program in Peru. More broadly, I have worked on research related to climate change in Africa, livelihood diversification among subsistence agricultural households in Malawi, and the impacts of affordable healthcare on U.S. labor markets. Prior to starting my PhD, I conducted macroeconomic policy research at the International Monetary Fund and the American University in Cairo. I have a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

I currently work with the Transfer Project on impact evaluations of cash transfer programs. We recently published a book chapter in the Handbook on Social Protection and Social Development in the Global South.