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Amanda Lenhardt

Research Associate

  • Equity and Social Policy
Portrait of Amanda Lenhardt

Amanda is a Research Associate with the Equity and Social Policy programme.

Amanda has ten years of policy and research experience in the development sector, previously holding positions at the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of British Columbia and Save the Children. She has led independent consultancies with the World Bank, DFID, USAID and the International Rescue Committee.

She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on social economics from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in Poverty Reduction and Development Management and a BA in Human Rights and Political Science.

Amanda’s research interests include the political economy of poverty and inequality, the psychosocial determinants of discrimination, anti-discrimination policy and innovations in interdisciplinary research methodologies. She has primary research experience in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya and Tanzania.