Wendy Jannsens

Principal Investigator

Wendy Janssens is Full Professor in development economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, member of the Executive Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and research fellow at the Tinbergen Institute. Previously, she was visiting scholar at the World Bank Development Economics Research Group in Washington DC, and the Institute of Fiscal Studies in London. Her research focuses on evaluating the impact of programs addressing access to healthcare and health insurance, sexual and reproductive health, women’s empowerment, and child development – aiming to understand drivers of behaviour and intra-household decision-making. She has extensive experience in designing and coordinating interdisciplinary, multi-methods research projects, including several longitudinal financial and health/sexual diaries studies in Nigeria, Kenya and Mozambique. Her work has been published in high-ranking journals in economics, health, and demography. Since 2018, Wendy has also been working as a research advisor for PharmAccess Foundation, an international organization that aims to make health markets work for the poor in Africa.