Maximiliane Sievert co-heads the research department “Climate Change and Development” at RWI (joint with Jörg Ankel-Peters). She has specialized in applied research in the area of environmental economics with a focus on the relation between climate change, poverty and improved access to water, energy, and finance infrastructure in the Global South. She has several years of experience in the evaluation of development interventions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
With a strong theoretical background in applied econometrics, she has gathered extensive practical experience in leading studies of impact evaluation, including study design and implementation of household and enterprise surveys. Maximiliane has advised international organizations such as 3ie, FMO, GIZ, and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda. She has published in refereed journals such as the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, World Bank Economic Review, and World Development.