Dr. Jana Kuhnt

Photo: Dr Jana Kuhnt is a development economist and project lead of the research project "Social Cohesion in Displacement Contexts" in the research programme "Transformation of Political (Dis)Order" at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) in Bonn

Function: Project Lead & 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