Anastasia joined the Feinstein International Center in January, 2010 working with Dr. Peter Walker and other Senior Researchers and Directors to provide literature research and field research support for the OFDA funded Livelihoods-Disaster Risk Reduction Cooperative Project. She is also currently working on an impact evaluation assessing community resilience to acute malnutrition in Chad. She has previously worked on several projects in northern Uganda and Sierra Leone and has been involved with several FIC-related projects on microfinance and IDPs. Anastasia holds a M.A. in Economics from Boston University and a B.S. in Quantitative Economics and International Relations from Tufts University.
One of the most significant problems facing a disaster-affected population is the need for ready cash. In a post-disaster context cash is difficult to come by for a variety of reasons. A useful approach then, to enable recovery and reduce risk, is to identify effective ways to enable households to access (or hold onto) a lump sum of ready cash.
By Karen Jacobsen, Anastasia Marshak, Akua Ofori-Adjei and Jane Kembabazi. Refugee Survey Quarterly. May 2006. (Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 23-39.)