Jennifer Waidler is a PhD fellow at MGSoG/UNU-MERIT. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from Maastricht University and a degree in Business Administration from the university Carlos III de Madrid. Since September 2012, she has been working as a researcher at MGSoG/UNU-MERIT on a variety of projects in the field of migration and social protection. Notably she worked on “The effects of migration on children and the elderly left behind in Moldova and Georgia”, funded by the European Commission and implemented by Maastricht School of Governance. Her main research interests focus on the links between social transfers and remittances in developing countries.