Aining Liang

Research Analyst, Economics Prorgamme, Economic-Environmental Dimension

Aining Liang

Research Analyst, Economics Prorgamme, Economic-Environmental Dimension

Aining Liang is the Research Analyst, Economics Prorgamme, Economic-Environmental Dimension. She explores the relationship between economics and politics at a time when international relations are increasingly defined by the pursuit of economic and market power.


Economic history, International political economy, Economic development, Multidimensional poverty analysis, Monetary policy, Renewable Energy Technology Innovation Policy, Migration, asylum and refugees, Educational equity


English, French, Chinese, Latin, Italian, notions of Swahili


Aining Liang will graduate from the Greek and Latin department of University College London in 2022. Her research interests include economic development, technology policy, refugee crises, and the analysis of the interplay between trade, inequality and costly redistribution.   Aining has supported the strategic implementation of several international initiatives of economic empowerment in Asia and Sub-Sarah Africa. She has launched a research project called ‘The Digital Divide: Educational Platforms During and After COVID Crisis’ with the aim of improving educational equity in Cameroon and wider Africa. 

While analyzing EdTech readiness data and evaluating existing policies and programmes, she has proposed specific policy recommendations regarding educational equity to the 2021 United Nations Economic and Social Council High-Level Segment. With the dedication of mediating persistent economic and social disparities, she also wrote her research paper ‘Beyond the Health Sector: Addressing HIV Risk in Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa’ that enabled her to engage in an effective discussion between philosophy, gender theory, and political economy, as well as to explore the intersection between public finance management system, poverty reduction, and public health.   

Aining serves as the head of two non-governmental organizations that are in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC): Social Development International (SODEIT) and TechCeFaCos Group. She is also working for the International Organization for Migration and The Borgen Project. She wishes to translate research into action, promote a culture of evidence-informed policymaking, and transform how people approach the challenges of economic disparity.