Marguerite Duponchel works for the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Previously, she was the Country Economist for the International Growth Centre in Uganda. She also worked for the University of Witswatersrand in South Africa, for UNDP and UNHCR. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. Her research interests include land, social safety nets and civil conflict.