Zunera Rana was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Having done her bachelor's degree in economics and finance from Lahore School of Economics in Pakistan, she moved to Germany to do her masters in economics and finance. Before joining Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in March 2015, she had worked with WWF-Pakistan in program monitoring and development department.
Since March 2015, Zunera has been working at HSRW as research assistant for Macroeconomics and Public Finance. She is also pursuing a PhD in the field of Development Economics with a focus on aid effectiveness and fungibility from Radboud University, Netherlands. Her PhD thesis uses mixed method approach (statistical analysis as well as expert interviews) to analyze the relationship between the recipients and donors of development aid in light of the SDGs.
Information on Zunera's publications and research can be found here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=K19SkXEAAAAJ&hl=en
Zunera Rana & Dirk-Jan Koch (2020) Is it time to ‘decolonise’ the fungibility debate?, Third World Quarterly, 41:1, 42-57, DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2019.1665012
Zunera Rana & Dirk-Jan Koch (2020) Why fungibility of development aid can be good news: Pakistan case study, World Development Perspectives, 20, DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100248
Oliver Serfling & Zunera Rana (2015) The role of governance in promoting longer healthier lives - Evidence from developed and developing countries, Working paper series HSRW, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3466.9289
- ↗The role of Governance on promoting longer, healthier Lives–Empirical Evidence for Developing and Developed Countries
- ↗Is it time to ‘decolonise’the fungibility debate?
- ↗Why fungibility of development aid can be good news: Pakistan case study
- ↗What happens to aid fungibility when the recipient government takes control? Effects of aid ownership in Rwanda