Janina Steinert


Janina Steinert is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technical University of Munich. She has completed her DPhil at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, in 2018. Janina's research interest lies primarily in the fields of global health and development economics and research topics include intimate partner violence, poverty alleviation, and research ethics. Janina uses a range of methods in her research, including randomised controlled trials (India and South Africa), systematic reviews and meta-analyses, lab-in-the-field experiments (India), survey experiments (Europe), and mixed-methods and qualitative approaches (India and Zambia).

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.