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Harriet Kasidi Mugera

Harriet Kasidi Mugera, Senior Data Scientist, Development Economics Data Group, World Bank

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Harriet Kasidi Mugera is Senior Data Scientist Development Economics Data Group. She is currently working at the WB-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement (JDC). In this capacity, she leads the JDC programs on innovative methods and tools that strengthen data on forced displacement and also oversees JDC projects in Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Honduras. Her research interests include migration, forced displacement, poverty, labor, gender, agriculture and rural development. She is an expert in complex household survey design, implementation and analysis. She is also among the World Bank experts who contributed to the drafting of the International Recommendations on Refugee Statistics (IRRS) and the Manual on Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons, working closely with UNHCR, International Organization for Migration (IOM), among other stakeholders. Prior to joining the Bank in 2015, she worked as an Economist with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Trento (Italy) and was a visiting fellow at Cornell University (USA). She also holds a Master’s (MSc.) degree in Finance.