Laura Kunert began working as an evaluator at DEval in July 2019. Previously, she completed the master’s program M.A. Development Studies at the University of Passau. In her master’s thesis, she investigated the impact of social protection programmes on social capital in Malawi. During her studies, she gained practical experience in both the field of development cooperation and development research, e.g. at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Jordan and at the German Development Institute (DIE-GDI). She completed her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at the University of Siegen and spent an exchange semester in Karlstad, Sweden.