Amparo Palacios-López is an Economist in the Development Data Group of the World Bank. Her primary area of research is agricultural and rural development, with a focus on gender, labor, and welfare. As a member of the LSMS-ISA team, she supports the project activities in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda and provides feedback for upcoming surveys. She is also the co-coordinator of the “Agriculture in Africa – Telling Facts from Myths,” research study that uncovers, verifies, and updates stylized facts associated with African agriculture. She conducts data analysis and is involved in the harmonization of a wide range of indicators across the six LSMS-ISA countries. She has a Ph.D. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds both an M.A. in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an M.S. in Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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.