Economist, Development Research Group
Eric Mvukiyehe is an Economist in the Development Impact Evaluation (DECIE) unit of the World Bank’s Research Group (DECRG), where he leads an impact evaluation program on Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV)—a portfolio of 35 impact evaluations in over 25 countries. His main research focuses on the political economy of post-conflict reconstruction, labor market strategies, especially for the poor and at-risk youth in fragile states, civil service reforms and female empowerment, among other issues. Previously, Eric worked in the Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) of the World Bank’s Africa Region, where he provided support and technical assistance to impact evaluations of gender programs across several countries on the continent. Prior to joining the World Bank, Eric was a Democracy Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supporting a new impact evaluations initiative in the Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) sector. He was also a consultant for the United Nations (UN), where he led local population surveys in Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia, as part of the UN’s evaluations of peacekeeping operations in both countries. Eric holds a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. His research has been published in the World Politics, World Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution and Comparative Political Studies.
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