Anastasia Marshak

Anastasia MarshakResearcher

Working with Feinstein Since: 2006
Based in: Somerville, MA

Anastasia Marshak’s research at Feinstein focuses on programmatic impact and the causes of malnutrition in eastern Chad and the Darfur region of Sudan. She also supports research in northern Uganda, where she is analyzing the long-term impact of conflict on livelihoods and access to services. Her previous experience at Feinstein includes evaluations of youth violence in Karamoja and the role of microfinance in supporting the livelihoods of internally displaced persons in Uganda.

Anastasia brings expertise in quantitative analysis, research design, and nutrition to Feinstein. Prior to joining Feinstein, Anastasia worked for the MIT Poverty Action Lab and the World Bank in Sierra Leone.

She holds a B.S. in quantitative economics and international relations from Tufts University and an M.A. in economics from Boston University. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at the Friedman School of Nutrition in the Food Policy and Nutrition program, with a focus on humanitarian assistance.

Most Recent External Publications:

News Items

Anastasia Marshak presents findings on water, livestock, and malnutrition
April 13, 2017

On April 12, 2017 Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, and Concern Worldwide colleague Michelle Wilson were hosted by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to present findings from her impact evaluation…

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Anastasia Marshak research on malnutrition highlighted in the Field Exchange
March 3, 2017

In its February 2017 issue, the Field Exchange presents research findings from a study conducted in Chad by Anastasia Marshak, Helen Young, and Anne Radday. The study was a randomized…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium Generating stronger evidence on conflict situations

The Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium aims to generate a stronger evidence base on how people in conflict-affected situations make a living, access basic services like health care, education and water, and perceive and engage with governance at local and national levels.

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Community Resilience to Acute Malnutrition

The Feinstein Center partnered with Concern Worldwide to (1) rigorously test the impact of the CRAM model on community resilience to shocks and (2) to explore how remote sensing data can provide accurate information to make early warning predictions in the Sila region of Chad.

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Feinstein Publications

Tracking change in livelihoods, service delivery and governance: evidence from a 2013-2015 panel survey in Uganda

This report present a series of challenges to conventional thinking around livelihood recovery for war-affected populations.

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Water, Livestock, and Malnutrition: Findings from an Impact Assessment

This report describes the results of an impact assessment on Concern Worldwide’s program in eastern Chad aimed at reducing malnutrition.

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