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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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Research Output 2014 2016

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: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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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: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle