Viola Fur is an MPP student specializing in the political economy of development and governance. She is interested in how domestic political institutions shape development policies and outcomes.  
Before coming to Yale, Viola was a Dakar-based Associate at IDinsight, a research, data analytics, and advisory organization. She advised the Moroccan Interior and Health Ministries on stunting reduction and a Senegalese social enterprise on financial inclusion and carried out mixed methods data collection across Morocco and Senegal. Previously, Viola worked as a development consultant for Australia’s Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Asia-Pacific region, and as a researcher for a Nigerian microfinance organization.
Viola holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford, and graduated with First Class Honors. Her thesis, examining how debt servicing ability affects the stability of electoral authoritarian regimes, was published in the Cornell International Affairs Review. After Yale, she is looking for opportunities at the nexus of governance and development.