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About me

I am a development economist and a researcher working on impact evaluations of development programmes in low- and middle-income countries with more than 8 years of experience in research and impact evaluations. I conducted field work in Kyrgyzstan and Burkina Faso, and worked on two large impact evaluations of peacebuilding programmes in Kyrgyzstan and a Panel Study Life in Kyrgyzstan (2010-2016) at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute as a postdoctoral researcher.

I received my PhD at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva under mentoring of Professor Jean-Louis Arcand in 2013. During my PhD I worked for the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation Initiative as a consultant on the impact evaluation of the community monitoring in health and school facilities in Burkina Faso.

My research interests span from political economy (e.g. African pre-colonial development  and the impact of Soviet policies on contemporary Russian development) to health, education and environment.

Research fields

Impact evaluations, ethnic diversity, child health, intrahousehold bargaining, social capital, colonialism, Soviet deportations, peace education, weather shocks.


  • Jyotsna Puri, Anastasia Aladysheva, Vegard Iversen, Yashodhan Ghorpade & Tilman Brück (2017) “Can rigorous impact evaluations improve humanitarian assistance?“, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 9:4, 519-542.
  • Aladysheva, Anastasia and Gulzhan Asylbek kyzy (2016). “The impact of crisis response: the Nepal earthquake” SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford).

Impact evaluations