Faculty and Researchers
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.
- Stites, Elizabeth and Anastasia Marshak. “Who are the Lonetia? Findings from southern Karamoja, Uganda.” The Journal of Modern African Studies 54 (2016). 237-262.
- Sabarwal, Shwetlena, David K. Evans, and Anastasia Marshak. “The permanent input hypothesis: the case of textbooks and (no) student learning in Sierra Leone.” World Bank (September 2014). Policy Research working paper.
- Jacobsen, Karen, Anastasia Marshak, Akua Ofori-Adjei, and Jane Kembabazi. “Using Microenterprise Interventions to Support the Livelihoods of Forcibly Displaced People: The Impact of a Microcredit Program in IDP Camps in Lira, Northern Uganda.” Refugee Survey Quarterly 25, 2 (2006). 23-39.
Helen Young, Merry Fitzpatrick, Anastasia Marshak, Anne Radday, Francesco Staro, Aishwarya Venkat published “Lessons for Taadoud II: Improving Natural Resource Management,” It reviews literature on six key areas related to…Read More
Every three years, the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) releases its flagship State of the Humanitarian System Report. They launched the 2018 report in December and included…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
This partnership between Save the Children US and FIC aims to improve the evidence base on migration of young people to urban areas.Read More
The One Nutrition in Complex Environments (ONCE) study tests a new way of preventing and addressing acute malnutrition through a cluster-randomized trial.Read More
Schools out: Why northern Uganda’s girls and boys are not getting an education and what to do about it
This working paper presents findings from research examining the sharp decrease in girls and boys school attendance that was witnessed between 2013–2018 in northern Uganda.Read More
This report reflects findings from the baseline quantitative study of a four-year research project in the Karamoja sub-region of Uganda. We describe different aspects of wealth, such as animal-related wealth…Read More