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Re: 2022 Profile Evaluation low UGPA (50-100 & unranked programs)
I agree with the above posters that RA experience would significantly improve your chances. Definitely check out predoc positions in addition to the Fed, these are normally RA positions that pay somewhere in the range of 40-60k at universities where you typically take courses as well as work for one or more professors. If you go this route try to get a predoc that has some sort of program or cohort structure (like SIEPR or Tobin Center predoctoral fellowships) because this makes the experience much more pleasant. To find some of these you can look on predoc.org, or browse the @econ_ra page on twitter.
Since you say you are interested in development you should also check out positions at J-PAL and Innovations for Poverty Action. Some of these are field positions that would require you to move out of country, but they also have positions in Washington DC and New York. You can also check out CEGA -- I know they have some RA positions available normally at this time of year.