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C.L. (Claire) Stein, MSc

Aspiring Development Economist & Gender Equality Advocate with a commitment to translating research into action for social change


As a Ph.D. candidate in development economics at the University of Groningen, I am passionate about applying experimental methods to explore and test interventions that support the development and empowerment of women in low- and middle-income countries. I am currently working on a project in collaboration between the University of Groningen and TYM Microfinance in Vietnam, where I use qualitative and quantitative research to design and evaluate an intervention aimed at improving economic, psychological, and social outcomes among women in Northern Vietnam. Additionally, I investigate how cultural framing influences these outcomes, as well as behavioral aspects such as preference for competition.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I bring over three years of experience in development and humanitarian contexts, specializing in implementation research. With a focus on Southeast Asia, notably Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, while also engaging in diverse projects on a global scale, I have worked across diverse areas and collaborated with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, encompassing grassroots organizations, Civil Society Organizations, NGOs, UN bodies, governmental agencies, and donors.
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