At IEG Alexandra has contributed to major evaluations on the Rural Non-Farm Economy, Pollution Management, and Water Supply and Sanitation. She has been leading a project-level evaluation on agricultural pollution control and a learning engagement with the Sustainable Development Climate Change Strategy and Operations unit.

Prior to joining IEG, Alexandra worked for several years in the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice, where she provided technical support to projects on rural productive partnerships, sustainable productive landscapes, and rural irrigation. Before that, Alexandra worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the German Agency for International Cooperation on rural development issues.

Alexandra holds a PhD in Development Economics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Her dissertation on the “Economics of Slum Sanitation” analyzed the economic aspects of household sanitation demand and investments in developing countries by implementing a randomized control trial in urban slums in Uganda. She also holds a Master of Science in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and the post-graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany.