Liliana Fernandes is an economist with a Ph.D. in Economics. She is an Assistant Professor at Católica Porto Business School of the Catholic University of Portugal, where she teaches several courses, namely Social Economics, Development Economics and Social Policy. Throughout the years she has collaborated in several research projects in fields such as Welfare State, Social Innovation and the Third Sector. Her research work has focused on the field of child well-being indicators where she has several publications. She was the principal country investigator for the project “Children’s Worlds: The International Survey of Children’s WellBeing” in Portugal. She has collaborated with UNICEF as a member of the Advisory Board for UNICEF’s Report Card 12, “Children of the Recession – The impact of the economic crisis on child well-being in rich countries”. She has also collaborated with the Economic Policy Research Institute (EPRI) in delivering the social protection course in Mozambique “Designing and implementing social protection programmes in Mozambique”. She has been with the Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI) since its beginning where she is a Senior Associate Research Fellow.