I am a senior researcher of impact evaluation and investment at Wageningen Economic Research. My studies mainly focus on the adoption, impact, and financing of food system, environmental, and small business innovations.
Over the past years, I have managed or taken various roles in research projects in Africa, Asia and Europe. Some of those studies have appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Food Policy, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of African Economies and Frontiers in Climate.
Currently, I am leading the evaluation Reduce-Reuse- Recycle Rice Initiative for Climate Smart Agriculture (R4iCSA) in Kenya and Uganda, impact investment-related tasks of Food Trails and CleverFood projects funded by H2020-EU, the food system monitoring task of the Dhaka Food system project in Bangladesh (together with FAO), and the “Bending the curve for biodiversity loss and economy” background study for Allianz SE.
I joined Wageningen Economic Research (WEcR) in September 2017. In 2014, I received my Ph.D. degree in Economics at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. From 2014-2020 I held a post-doc position in the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University and Research.
For my detailed publication record, please see my Google scholar page.