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Zemzem Shigute Shuka is Assistant Professor of Global Health and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Development and Policy Research, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. She has keen research interest on applied microeconomics in the areas of Global Health, Impact Evaluation of Social Protection Programs, Community-Based Development Interventions, Human capital investments and labour markets. To date, in collaboration with other researchers, she has published her work in peer-reviewed journals such as *Journal of Global Health*, the *Journal of Development Studies* and *Social Science & Medicine*. In her teaching role, she (co-) teaches courses like basic statistics and probability, regression and data analysis, topics in regression analysis and techniques for understanding quantitative secondary data for graduate students. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Zemzem holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Addis Ababa University and Masters of Arts Degree in Development Studies specializing in Development Economics from International Institute of Social studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. During the time between her BA and MA Degrees she served in different capacities at several governmental and non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia which included, among others, technical and capacity building assistance to the PSNP public works implementation unit in the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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