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Anja Gaentzsch



E-Mail anja.gaentzsch@fu-berlin.de


  • Since 10/2013: PhD programme on „Public Economics and inequality“ at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 09/2006 – 08/2008: Master programme “MPA in Public and Economic Policy” at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Dual degree programme with the National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 09/2002 – 08/2005: Bachelor of Honours “International Studies” at the University of Kingston in Surrey, United Kingdom

Work experience:

  • 12/2010 – 02/2014: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, formerly GTZ), Team leader Georgia in the regional programme “Public Financial Management in the South Caucasus”, based in Tbisili, Georgia
  • 11/2008 – 11/2010: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ, now GIZ), Junior Advisor in the Competence Centre „Public Policy: Public Finance, Administrative Reform and Anti-Corruption“, based in Eschborn, Germany
  • 10/2005 – 08/2006: GTZ, Intern and Consultant in the “Administrative Reform and Decentralization Project (ARDP)”, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 07/2004 – 09/2004: Intern at the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), based in La Paz, Bolivia
  • 11/2000 – 09/2003: Freelance journalist at the local newspaper “Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten”, Potsdam, Germany

Research interests:

  • Development economics
  • Social policy and poverty
  • Conditional cash transfers
  • Tax policy and social cohesion