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Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Senior Research Fellow

Politics and Governance

Portrait of Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Jessica coordinates ODI's migration research and leads ODI’s contributions to two five-year projects on migration and development, MIGNEX (EC funded) and the GCRF UKRI and Irish Aid funded MIDEQ South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub. Her research focuses on migration and development, migration decision-making, the links between migration and social protection, the humanitarian-development nexus as well as the analysis of social protection programmes and policies. Jessica has designed and delivered numerous household surveys and has extensive mixed methods data collection experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, as well as expertise in systematic literature reviews. Jessica has advised numerous governments and international organisations and has led policy analysis and contributed to policy dialogue in high-, middle- and low-income countries, including the UK, India, Jordan and Nepal. She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Maastricht University.

Jessica is a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

  1. Social protection, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Briefing/policy papers

  2. Tracking livelihoods, service delivery and governance: panel survey findings from the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium

    Research reports

  3. Refugees: are jobs the answer?

    Event

  4. MEDIA RELEASE: Cash aid improves the lives of women and girls – new briefing

    Press Release

  5. The impact of cash transfers on women and girls

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Journeys on hold: how policy influences the migration decisions of Eritreans in Ethiopia

    Working papers

  7. Lack of access to work for refugees undermining efforts to prevent secondary migration – new report

    Press Release

  8. An Eritrean in Ethiopia: Teddy Love’s story

  9. Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia

  10. Cash transfers for refugees: the economic and social effects of a programme in Jordan

    Research reports

  11. Cash transfers for refugees: an opportunity to bridge the gap between humanitarian assistance and social protection

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. A mapping of social protection and humanitarian assistance programmes in Jordan

    Working papers

  13. Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance: Evidence from a 2012-2015 panel survey in Pakistan

    Research reports

  14. The role of community in refugee journeys to Europe

    Other

  15. Cash transfers: what does the evidence say?

    Research reports

  16. Internal migrants and social protection: a review of eligibility and take-up

    Other

  17. Can deterrent policies stop people coming to Europe?

  18. Anti-migration policies do not stop people making the decision to migrate to Europe – new report

    Press Release

  19. Journeys to Europe: the role of policy in migrant decision-making

    Research reports

  20. Migration policy: three things to know about ‘Fortress Europe’

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