Maria Franco Gavonel
Maria is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. Her thesis investigates the impact of youth migration on human development in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, drawing on the longitudinal data collected as part of the Young Lives study.
Maria holds an MSc in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico (Lima).
Before starting her doctoral studies, Maria worked on data collection and research with Young Lives. Prior to this, she has worked on policy research and design at Save the Children, the World Bank and the Research Centre of the Universidad del Pacifico. Her research interests are youth and childhood poverty, migration, and policy and programme evaluation.