Dr. Jana Kuhnt

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Development Economy

Work areas:

  • Forced Displacement and Migration
  • Social Cohesion
  • Impact Evaluation


since 1/2018 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Researcher, Research Programme "Transformation of political (dis-)order: Institutions, values & peace"
8/2014 – 4/2018 Georg-August University Göttingen, Department Development Economics
PhD Candidate and Research Associate
Research Focus: Rigorous impact evaluation, forced displacement and social cohesion, global health
1/2018 – 3/2018 Oxford University, Refugee Studies Centre
Research Fellow: The impact of refugees on local employment and social cohesion in Uganda
11/2016 – 6/2017 Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD)
Research Consultancy: Displacement and social cohesion among youth in Jordan
2014 -2016 Adelphi Research and Consultancy
Research Support: Planetary boundaries
1/2014 – 4/2014 Sparkassen Stiftung for International Cooperation (Cuenca, Ecuador)
Short-term expert: Microfinance
2/2012 – 11/2013 KfW Development Bank
Student assistant: Country rating and risk analysis for MENA region
7/2011 – 9/2011 ProCredit Bank (Quito, Ecuador)
Intern: MSME financing
1/2009 – 3/2009 Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Intern: Division East Asia

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces