Purushottam is studying International Program for Politics and Economics (IPPE) at Högskolan Vast (University West), Trollhättan Sweden. He is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal and speaks 5 languages Nepali, English, Hindi, Urdu and Swedish. Before moving to Sweden in 2015 he lived in the UK for 6 years. He is interested in topics such as sustainable development (and various projects running under the SDGs 2030 agenda), human rights and migration, transgender studies, political economy, and environmental governance. Besides his regular university studies, he has worked as a volunteer at the Swedish migration agency’s deportation center located at Gothenburg with the Swedish Red Cross for 9 months, where he was mostly involved with assisting the asylum seekers with their human rights issues.
Cecilia is a second-year masters student in economics at the University of Gothenburg. Her interests within development are broad but she is eager to learn more about the role of both formal and informal institutions during her time at GLD. She is interested in areas such as governance and public goods provision and its role for development, social institutions and behavioral related research such as the psychology of poverty. She was recently in India for a field experiment related to a research project at the department of economics focusing on the climate-related risk faced by farmers in the state of Orissa and the factors affecting their decision making. Before her masters, she was working as a management consultant, supporting companies funded by the EU or other public organizations. As an Intern at GLD, she looks forward to learning more about institutional research, about methods for data collection in the field and to get a deeper understanding of the links between governance and development.
Anna-Magdalena is currently finishing her Bachelor studies in International Business Administration at the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany.