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Laura Maratou-Kolias

  • SOAS

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Laura is a part-time PhD student at SOAS working on gender and the agriculture-nutrition-environment nexus in the case of Uganda.

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Laura is an agricultural economist at the World Bank working on the intersection of gender, poverty, agriculture, nutrition, environment and labor markets. She has academic and professional experience in both the natural and social sciences. Laura has an interest in survey methodology and has designed and administered quantitative and qualitative surveys in multiple settings and countries in Europe and Africa funded by various organizations. In the past, she has also held World Bank assignments on social protection and social safety nets, education, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This wide range of experience has enabled Laura to work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams.

Laura has also work experience with the European Commission in Brussels, INRA in France, and IFPRI in Washington, DC.

Currently, Laura is researching the gender inequity in Uganda’s cotton sector linking agricultural productivity, nutrition and environment in a multidisciplinary way as a part-time PhD student at SOAS, University of London. She is interested in interdisciplinary research opportunities in this area both in Africa and around the world.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy Science, Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, a Master of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University on a Fulbright Scholarship, and a Master of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.

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