Karmen Naidoo obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town. She also holds a Masters in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Prior to joining the DPRU as a researcher in 2013, Karmen worked as an Analyst at Genesis Analytics. Her work focused on the financial sector and includes projects relating to promoting financial inclusion as well as improving small and medium size enterprise (SME) financing, in a number of African countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Mauritius.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
Based on academic excellence and an ambitious publication strategy, IZA serves as a place of communication between academic science and political practice.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
FCDO is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.