Janina Steinert

Janina Steinert is a DPhil candidate in Social Intervention and a recipient of the ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods Scholarship. Janina holds an MSc in Evidence-based Social Intervention and was awarded the Teresa Smith Prize by the Department for the best thesis in the year 2013/14. Janina further holds a BA in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and has visited the Université Paris-Sorbonne for an Erasmus-sponsored exchange semester. Janina has worked in South Africa as a Project Manager for the Sinovuyo Teen Study - a Randomised Controlled Trial that is run in collaboration with UNICEF, World Health Organisation, and Oxford and Cape Town University. The trial evaluates the effectiveness of a parenting and economic strengthening programme for reducing child abuse and improving family wellbeing. Janina has further worked as a short-term consultant for Save the Children, the International AIDS Alliance, the World Health Organisation, the SEEP Network, and the Oxford Microfinance Initiative and has had placements in the United Nations Liaison Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in New York City and at the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt.

Janina's research interest lies primarily in the field of development economics, but also draws on aspects of public health and peace and conflict research. In her DPhil work, she aims to assess the impact of economic strengthening programmes and develop policy recommendations for alleviating family financial distress and household poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Steinert JI,  Zenker J, Filipiak U, Movsisyan A, Shenderovich Y & Cluver LD. (2018). Do Saving Promotion Interventions Help Alleviate Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. World Development, 104, 238-256.  

Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Meinck F, Doubt J, Vollmer S (2017). Household Economic Strengthening through Saving and Budgeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in South Africa. Journal of Development Economics, in Revise & Resubmit.

Steinert C, Carey S & Steinert JI.  Spoilers of peace: Pro-government militias as risk factors for conflict recurrence. Journal of Peace Research, in Revise & Resubmit.

Cluver LD, Meinck F, Steinert JI, et al. Parenting for Lifelong Health: A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of a non-commercialised parenting programme for adolescents and their families in South Africa. BMJ Global Health, in Press.

Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Melendez-Torres GJ & Herrero Romero R (2017). Relationships between poverty and AIDS Illness in South Africa: an investigation of urban and rural households in KwaZulu-Natal. Global Public Health, 12(9) 1183-1199.

Doubt J, Bray R, Loening-Voysey H, Cluver L, Byrne J, Nzima D, King B, Shenderovich Y, Steinert JI, Medley S (2017). Understanding Change in a Parenting Programme in South Africa. Annals of Global Health. 83(5-6), 767–776.  

Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Melendez-Torres GJ & Vollmer S (2016). One Size Fits All? The Validity of a Composite Poverty Index Across Urban and Rural Households in South Africa. Social Indicators Research, 1-22. 

Cluver LD, Meinck F, Shenderovich Y, Ward CL, Herrero Romero R, Redfern A, Lombard C, Doubt J, Steinert JI, et al. (2016). A parenting programme to prevent abuse of adolescents in South Africa: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17, 328. 

Steinert JI & Grimm S (2014). Too good to be true? United Nations peacebuilding and the democratization of war-torn states. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 32 (5), 513-535.2. 

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