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Menno Pradhan (PhD Tilburg University) is professor in Project and Program Evaluation for International Development at the VU and UvA Economics departments since 2007. Prior to this he worked at the World Bank office in Indonesia (7 years) and Washington (2 years), at the VU (7 years) and Cornell University (1 year). He is also a co-academic director of the Amsterdam Institute for International Development and a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.


His research interests are in the areas of basic education, early childhood development, community empowerment and health. All of his work is empirical, usually based on household surveys, or surveys that were specifically designed for the purpose of an impact evaluation.


BSc: International Trade and Development Economics
MSc: Micro Economics for Development

Ancillary activities

  • Universiteit van Amsterdam | Amsterdam | Hoogleraar | 2008-08-01 - present
  • niet meer werkzaam | als directeur | Directeur | 2013-01-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty


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