Janina Steinert

Janina Steinert is a postdoctoral researcher at the Development Economics Department, University of Göttingen, Germany, and an Associate Member of the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. Janina completed her DPhil and MSc in "Social Intervention" at this department and further holds a BA in Political Sciences and International Relations from the University of Konstanz, Germany. 

Janina's research is focused on the fields of development economics and global health. She has worked on two randomised controlled trial in South Africa (under the lead of Professor Lucie Cluver) and India, assessing the effectiveness of saving promotion programmes in alleviating financial distress and household poverty. In current work she draws on lab-in-the-field experiments and qualitative data to evaluate how gender dynamics and spousal trust may shape household financial decision-making. Janina has further worked as a short-term consultant for Save the Children, Frontline AIDS, the World Health Organisation, 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.

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 Press.

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 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, 3:e000539.

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.