At IEG Alexandra contributed to major evaluations on the Rural Non-Farm EconomyCreating Markets, Natural Resource Degradation-Human Vulnerability Nexus, Agri-Food Systems Transformation, Pollution Management, Resilience and Water Supply and Sanitation. She has been leading project-level evaluations on rural enterprise support, water resources management, agricultural pollution control. Alexandra also managed several learning engagements with the Sustainable Development Climate Change Strategy and Operations unit.

Outside IEG, Alexandra worked for several years in the World Bank Agriculture and Food Global Practice for the Latin America and Caribbean and the Eastern Europe and Central Asia regions. There she provided technical and analytical support to lending and non-lending projects on productive partnerships/rural competitiveness, agricultural modernization, digital agriculture, sustainable productive landscapes, and rural irrigation. Before that, Alexandra worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the German Agency for International Cooperation on rural development issues.

Alexandra holds a PhD in Development Economics from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. Her dissertation on the “Economics of Slum Sanitation” analyzed the economic aspects of household sanitation demand and investments in developing countries by implementing a randomized control trial in urban slums in Uganda. She also holds a Master of Science in Economics from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and the post-graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in Germany.