Juliana Oliveira-Cunha

  • Policy Economist
  • International Growth Centre


IGC Staff

Juliana Oliveira-Cunha works as Policy Economist for the Cities that Work initiative at the International Growth Centre (IGC), based at the London School of Economics (LSE). The initiative aims to bridge the gap between economic research and policymaking in developing countries by translating robust evidence into clear urban policy guidance.
Topics include firms and employment in cities; housing, infrastructure, and public services; urban land use; municipal finance and urban governance; and climate change. Geographically, Juliana is responsible for overseeing the Cities that Work portfolio in Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Jordan.
Formerly, Juliana worked as pre-doctoral Research Assistant at the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance. She holds an MSc with Distinction in Social and Public Policy from the LSE, and a BSc in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Her personal webpage can be accessed here.