Ms Maria Franco Gavonel

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Maria is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford.

She holds a Master of Science in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester, with her MSc thesis investigating the impact of mining canon transfers on multidimensional poverty in Peru. She also holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico (Lima).

Maria has eight years of experience in policy research and design. In the past, she has worked in the Young Lives study at the University of Oxford, Save the Children, the World Bank and the Research Centre of the Universidad del Pacifico, as well as other policy and research institutions.

Maria’s research has informed policy discussions in Peru and one of her articles has been cited by the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance as providing relevant evidence for social programme reform in Peru.

Patterns, determinants, and effects of internal migration among young adults in Ethiopia, India, P...

Teaching assistant for Introductory Microeconomics at the Universidad del Pacifico, 2005-06.

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Journal articles and special issues


Franco Gavonel, Maria (2012) 'Incorporando el Indice de Pobreza Multidimensional en la Inversion Social [Including the Multidimensional Poverty Index into Social Investment]'. In Enrique Vasquez (ed) Social Investment: Indicators, datasets and initiatives , Lima: Universidad del Pacifico

Working papers

Research interests:

Youth and childhood poverty; migration; policy and programme evaluation.