Promotie

Economic development and sustainable resource use in Africa

Promovendus M (Mandy) Malan MSc
Promotor prof.dr.ir. EH (Erwin) Bulte
Copromotor dr.ir. MJ (Maarten) Voors
Organisatie Wageningen University, Leerstoelgroep Ontwikkelingseconomie
Datum

vr 25 november 2022 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Omnia
Zaal/kamer Groot Auditorium

Samenvatting

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.