PhD defence

Risks and opportunities to development in Africa: A local perspective

PhD candidate Koen Leuveld
Promotor EH (Erwin) Bulte
Co-promotor MJ (Maarten) Voors
Organisation Wageningen University, Development Economics, Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS)

Wed 30 November 2022 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium


The global poor are increasingly concentrated in a limited number of countries. The World Bank expects that by 2030, up to two thirds of the world’s extremely poor live in Fragile Conflict-affected settings, and mostly in rural areas. This thesis aims to investigate the local dynamics that underlie (or are caused by) the lack of development. The core argument in this thesis is that the effect of each of these risks and opportunities on development outcomes is not direct.