Gunilla Pettersson is an economist in OPM’s education team. Her field of interests are education and labour economics; in particular, education system design and evaluation, service delivery performance, and education-labour market linkages. Gunilla has over 10 years’ experience in service delivery, governance, public finance, and evaluation in education and health, working with governments, donors, and think-tanks. She worked with the World Bank on the design of a governance framework for the education and health sectors and with the Government of Sudan on studies of education service delivery performance and a comprehensive education sector diagnostic. She conducted a health facility survey and designed the impact evaluation for results-based financing for health service delivery in Eritrea, and has worked on a number of empirical studies on health worker incentives and labour market choice in Rwanda and Ethiopia and on skilled migration. Her doctoral research evaluated the impact of education on labour market and adult health outcomes in Indonesia and the effectiveness of government supply-side education programmes in targeting girls and poor children.
Before joining OPM in 2012, Gunilla was working on education and health service delivery and governance for the World Bank. She has also worked at the Center for Global Development conducting surveys on skilled migration and research on aid effectiveness, on labour productivity at the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics, and in the Balance of Payments Division at the Central Bank of Lesotho.