Dr Anja Smith


Dr Anja Smith is a development economist and part-time academic. She started her applied economics research career in 2005. Since then, she has worked on multiple small and large projects across the financial, health and education sectors, in South Africa and also in other low- and middle-income settings on the African continent.

Anja is a senior economist in the Public Economics and Modelling practice at DNA Economics. She has deep experience in research management and analytics, data analysis, systems analysis and innovation in social delivery. She is passionate about passionate about solving economic development challenges through economic frameworks, real-world data and collaboration across sectors.