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Jing Liu


    Based at Fafo’s office in Beijing, Jing Liu has conducted quantitative research in China, Africa and the Middle East with Fafo’s Global Studies Group, the WHO and UNICEF.

    Jing has a background in sociology and public health. She has been working with large-scale household surveys since 2009 and has wide experience in survey methodology, including sampling, field work design and implementation, and quality assurance of data collection. Jing has been involved in research on living conditions, the labor market, and health and welfare services. She regularly assesses child mortality survey data with the UNICEF TAG team. 

    Jing is an expert in data management and data entry programing for windows and android operation systems and well experienced in data analyses and reporting.


    Master in sociology, University of Peking
    Master in public health and welfare, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France & Linköping University, Sweden

    Area of work

    Refugees, living conditions, decent work, youth, child mortality, China, Middle East, Niger

    Current projects

    Education outcome variability in children with disabilities: Structure, Institution or Agency

    The project develops knowledge for more equitable education for children with disabilities in primary schools in Ghana and Niger. It has four integrated components: one empirical/theory generative, one methodological, one assessing current tools for disability assessment and one on policy.

    Fafo publications

    Completed projects

    Evaluation of e-learning laboratories in Niger

    Commissioned by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), this project has assessed the impact of electronic learning laboratories (E-labs) in Niger. The E-labs are part of the "Strengthening Equity, Access and Quality in Education (SEAQE Sahel)" program, funded by Norad. SEAQE Sahel aims to enhance educational opportunities for all children, especially those from poor and marginalized communities, with a particular focus on girls and children with disabilities. The E-labs are implemented in primary schools in rural setting to provide students with access to tablets and interactive learning stations, thereby enriching their reading and numeracy skills.

    Assessment of labour intensive programmes in Jordan

    The main purpose of the post-assessment is to assist the national "Labour Intensive Infrastructure Programme" in Jordan through collecting former participants’ feedback on the extent to which the programme has contributed to peace and resilience in host communities, with special attention to the relationship between Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

    Living conditions after the Sichuan earthquake

    A major earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale hit Wenchuan County of Sichuan province on 12 May 2008. Its strength and its catastrophic impact made it among the strongest earthquakes recorded in the history of China as well as in the world.  In order to inform the planning of post-earthquake restoration and reconstruction, Fafo and its partner institution Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) were entrusted to conduct a rapid needs assessment of the affected population immediately after the earthquake, and to do three follow-up studies of living conditions in disaster areas in 2009, 2011 and 2017.

    Long-term impact of Wenchuan Earthquake and natural disaster in China
    CASTED and Fafo jointly conduct a survey to study living conditions, perceptions and socio-economic development in the affected areas ten years after the Wenchuan earthquake.
    Methodology training and technical support for CASTED, phase I

    The project aims to explore new survey methods and provide training and technical support to CASTED (Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development).

    Chinese Perceptions of Distributive Justice

    The research project “Towards a Chinese Welfare State: Chinese Perceptions of Distributive Justice” focuses on how Chinese citizens’ experiences, perceptions, norms and values relate to the development of China’s social security regime.

    Sustainable Development Indicators

    The purpose of the project "Sustainable development indicators in China" was to strengthen policy formulation and governance through developing indicators of social and environmental sustainability in China.