Soazic Elise Wang Sonne is a Final Year PhD Candidate in Economics and Governance for Development (IEGD) at the United Nations University in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She is also a World Bank Africa fellow/UK-DFID Young Scholar in the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group of the World Bank in Washington DC.
Soazic’s research interests lie on the intersection of applied development impact evaluation in conflict and post-conflict affected countries in Sub Saharan Africa. She is mainly interested in understanding the long-term consequences of forced displacement on household’s welfare in host communities. Soazic also has a keen interest in understanding whether refugees naturalization policy are beneficial or not for the short and medium-term wellbeing of the hosts communities.
Over the course of her PhD, she was a research scholar at the University of California at Berkeley (BITSS-CEGA), New York University Global TIES for children and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). She also held consultancy positions with the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the World Bank Social Protection and Labor division. Soazic is also a former intern within the economic division of the French Embassy in Cameroon.