Ines Finchelstein

M.P.A. Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Wagner

Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (January 9 - February 7):

Finchelstein’s research centers on the role of NGOs and support organizations in promoting the economic empowerment of women migrants in China, with a focus in Shanghai. She seeks to analyze the gender dimensions of migration and the role that organizations play in assisting internal migrant women in their livelihood strategies for their economic empowerment, considering the structural barriers faced by rural migrants in big cities due to the “Hukou” system. In her current internship at the UN’s Women Economic Empowerment Section, she has learned that involving local civil society organizations is critical to ensure sustainability in any development project. Shanghai provides a unique landscape for her research, not only for the widespread internal migration and the challenges faced by women, but also due to its rising NGO sector. 


Last Name
M.P.A. Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Wagner
Fellows Type
GRI Fellowship
GRI Fellows semester
Spring 2017