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Marinella Leone

Research Fellow

Marinella is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). Her main research fields are Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics.

Her research interests mainly focus on the analysis of conflicts and their consequences, the economics of gender and child labour. In a current research project looks at the change in gender roles during a conflict and its long term effects on women’s empowerment indicators.

She has also been studying the short and long term impacts of conflicts, including their intergenerational effects on socio-economic outcomes. In an other research project Marinella looked at the role of women in decision-making positions of local collective action institutions devoted to the management of natural resources. Marinella’s research also focuses on the analysis of child labour primarily in agricultural environments.

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Scaling-Up Early Child Development Interventions in Rwanda

This project aims to establish a long-term partnership between the IDS, Save the Children UK (SCUK) and Save the Children International Rwanda (SCI-R) to analyse, evaluate and scale-up (in partnership with the Government of Rwanda) a unique holistic programme (First Steps) that supports families...


Womens Economic Inequality and VAWG consultancy

In this consultancy, Marinella Leone is developing evidence to support arguments and recommendations made in the ActionAid report exploring the interlinkages between women’s economic inequality/ neoliberal policies and Violence against women and girls (VAWG).



Marinella Leone’s recent work