About me

I am a development economist and a senior researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, working in Peace & Development cluster. I am also a research affiliate at the International Security and Development Center in Berlin. My research interests span from impact evaluations in developing countries to African pre-colonial development and the impact of Soviet policies on contemporary Russian development. Currently, I work on two large impact evaluations of peacebuilding programmes in Kyrgyzstan and a Panel Study Life in Kyrgyzstan (2010-2016). I did my PhD at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. 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.

Research fields

Impact evaluations, ethnic diversity, child health and intrahousehold bargaining, social capital, colonialism, Soviet deportations.


  • 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