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Zlata Tanović is a PODER fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, a fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for International Development, and a PhD candidate in Development Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Originally from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, she has lived in the Netherlands for most of her life. She received her undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics from Leiden University, and her master's degree in econometrics from the University of Amsterdam. Her research currently focuses on empirical evaluation of health care interventions in Africa.


Human development, health economics, applied microeconometrics, survey methods, mobile money.


  • Economic Challenges, 
  • Workshop Introduction to STATA, 
  • Thesis supervision.

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Health Facilities Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Insurance Medicine & Life Sciences
Nigeria Medicine & Life Sciences
Blood Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Poverty Areas Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality Improvement Medicine & Life Sciences
Hypertension Medicine & Life Sciences
Cardiovascular Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 4 Article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Behind the data: Evaluating health care interventions in developing countries

Tanovic, Z., 2018, 165 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

The impact of subsidized private health insurance and health facility upgrades on healthcare utilization and spending in rural Nigeria

Gustafsson-Wright, E., Popławska, G., Tanović, Z. & van der Gaag, J., Sep 2018, In : International Journal of Health Economics and Management. 18, 3, p. 221-276 56 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Health Facilities
Health Insurance
Delivery of Health Care
Research Design

Impact evaluation of a community-based intervention for prevention of cardiovascular diseases in the slums of Nairobi: the SCALE UP study

van de Vijver, S., Oti, S. O., Gomez, G. B., Agyemang, C., Egondi, T., Moll van Charante, E. P., Brewster, L. M., Hankins, C., Tanovic, Z., Ezeh, A., Kyobutungi, C. & Stronks, K., 2016, In : Global Health Action. 9, p. 30922

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Poverty Areas
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Pressure
Control Groups

Effect of Health Insurance and Facility Quality Improvement on Blood Pressure in Adults With Hypertension in Nigeria: A Population-Based Study

Hendriks, M. E., Wit, F. W. N. M., Akande, T. M., Kramer, B. N., Osagbemi, G. K., Tanovic, Z., Gustafsson-Wright, E., Brewster, L. M., Lange, J. M. A. & Schultsz, C., 2014, In : Jama internal medicine. 174, 4, p. 555-563

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Health Facilities
Health Insurance
Quality Improvement
Blood Pressure

Refusal bias in the estimation of HIV prevalence

Janssens, W., van der Gaag, J., Rinke de Wit, T. F. & Tanovic, Z., 2014, In : Demography. 51, 3, p. 1131-1157

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

response behavior
gold standard
target group