Janine Huisman is working as a senior researcher at the Global Data Lab (GDL). She studied economics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and anthropology at the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2011 she obtained her PhD on a study into educational participation in developing countries from the Radboud University, for which she made use of the GDL data. She has worked as a researcher for several organizations, including Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen (CIDIN), and Oikos, an NGO in the development corporation field. Her major research interests include inequality in education and health, gender, economic development and anthropology.