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Vanya Slavchevska

Economist, FAO
Vanya Slavchevska is an economist, specializing in issues related to gender, nutrition and agriculture in developing countries. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the American University in Washington, D.C.
Vanya Slavchevska joined FAO’s Social Policies and Rural Institutions division at the end of 2015 to work on women’s empowerment in agriculture and to support sex-disaggregated data collection and statistics including for FAO’s Gender and Land Rights Database and Rural Livelihoods Monitor.

Before joining FAO, she worked for the World Bank’s Gender Innovation Lab where she supported gender-informed impact evaluations and co-authored a report on “The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda”. She has conducted extensive work around gender issues in agriculture, social protection and nutrition. Her research has been published in high regarded peer-reviewed journals including World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Comparative Economics.