PhD defence

Economic development and sustainable resource use in Africa

PhD candidate M (Mandy) Malan MSc
Promotor prof.dr.ir. EH (Erwin) Bulte
Co-promotor dr.ir. MJ (Maarten) Voors
Organisation Wageningen University, Development Economics
Date

Fri 25 November 2022 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium

Summary

At the beginning of the 21st century, humanity is facing the complex challenge of simultaneously protecting the environment and combatting climate change whilst also improving the lives of poverty-stricken people. Yet, there is little known about whether and under what circumstances economic development and environmental protection can go hand in hand. Moreover, the private sector is playing a larger role in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but research on how such interventions operate is scarce. To help bridge these knowledge gaps, this thesis studies a range of private sector and traditional aid interventions that aim to improve environmental and economic outcomes in African countries.