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Global Development Institute

Current PhD researchers

The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College has more than 70 PhD researchers.

Digital development

  • Angelica Fernandez Garzon - Overcoming Barriers in the Implementation of Colombian Inclusive Business
  • Pfavai Nyajeka - Using Mobiles in Low-Income Countries For Development: Women-Led Enterprises in Zimbabwe
  • Jiaying Li - The Impact of Financial Sector Development on Total Factor Productivity in Developing Countries
  • Ryo Seo-Zindy - Understanding Under-the-radar Innovation Communities in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Maker Movement in South East Asia
  • Hao Peng- The Impact of E-learning on Chinese Elementary Students
  • Luis Rivera Illingworth - Using microdata and big data to measure the digital divide
  • Bookie Ezeomah - Digital platforms disrupting agricultural value chains in Nigeria
  • Kaiyu Xu - The Ecosystem of Crowdfunding in China: An Illustrative Case Study of The Fund Operating Platform Of Ant Financial
  • Xinlun Jiang - Analyzing national policy for China's Fin-tech development
  • Basma Albanna - Leveraging Positive Deviance through the Use of Big Data
  • Qingna Zhou - The Research on the Application of E-commerce in Rural Enterprises: The Case of the Emerging Township and Village Enterprise (TVEs) in China

Migration, refugees and asylum seekers

  • Carys Coleman
  • Moises Vieria
  • Therese Marie Sunga

Global urban futures

  • Mohd Helmi Abu Yahya - Homelessness and the Political Agenda in Southeast Asia: The Case Study of Malaysia

Growth and distribution

  • Gabriela Zapata Roman - Inequality of Opportunities in Chile
  • Vidhya Unnikrishnan - Evaluation of Social Safety Net for the Elderly Population in India
  • Virgi Sari - State of the Art of Social Exclusion in Indonesia: Does Social Protection Scheme Protect the Excluded?
  • Karishma Banga - Linking into Global Value Chains: Implications for Domestic Growth of Developing Countries
  • Lina Khraise - The Impact of Aid for Trade and Jordanian trade policies on the development of technologically sophisticated exports
  • Media Askar - Financial Literacy, Cultural Identity and Poverty
  • Peter Agamile - Essays on weather shocks, gender and intra household dynamics in Uganda
  • Abiola Olatunji - Revenue Generation for Development, in Developing Countries
  • Amin Ali - The impact of decentralization on poverty reduction and resource allocation in Bangladesh
  • Nahid Farnaz - Financial Development and Income Inequality
  • Gabriele Restelli - The effects of foreign aid on international migration to Europe
  • Mohammad Asad-Uz-Zaman - Impact of Government Revenue expenditure, Current transfer (social safety net programs) and Development expenditure on GDP Growth and Poverty in Bangladesh
  • Thanh Bui - Determinant of multidimensional inequality and social mobility among different regions in Vietnam
  • Guannan Li - The Effect of Aged Adult Child Caregivers on Life Satisfactions and Well being of the Oldest-old in Different Social Classes: Longitudinal evidence from CLHLS
  • Magaly Duarte Urquhart - Debt sustainability from a Central Bank Perspective 
  • Yidian Meng - The impact of gender inequality on economic diversification through Labour market

Politics, governance and management

  • Asieh Yousefnejad Shomali - The Role of Civil Society Organizations in Promotion of Social Status of Street-Connected Children in General and Their Educational Status in Particular in Iran.
  • Kate Pruce - Political commitment to social protection and the role of knowledge: the case of Zambia
  • Zhen Chen - Developing Leadership Capacity in Chinese SOEs: A Critique of Education Leadership Public Policy
  • Heiner Janus - Results-based and Adaptive Development Cooperation
  • Nafisatu Irene Okhade - Private Financing of Infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa: Case of Nigeria Railway Projects
  • Edward Ampratwum - The politics shaping the implementation of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) program in Ghana
  • Issifu Amadu - Understanding the moderating effects of micro and macro organisational structures on organisational energy in public sector firms in Ghana.
  • Kerstin Rieger
  • Matthew Walsham - Internal Migration and Social Protection in Uganda: the Senior Citizens Grant and its relationship to 'voluntary' labour migration
  • Mohammed Ibrahim - The politics of social protection in Ghana : ideas, actors and incentives
  • Bethany Coleman
  • Kubra Mertek - Post-cold war humanitarianism and discursive construction of ‘neutrality’: The case study of the ICRC in Syrian Civil War
  • Sarah Redicker - The economic impacts of dams on irrigation systems (FutureDAMS)
  • Samuel Stratford - Understanding how political settlements shape the decision-making processes behind the planning and construction of dams: lessons from Ethiopia and Uganda.
  • Katia Schlipfenbacher - Human Resource Development with the support of ICTs in Brazil
  • Luyao Huang - Social capital, education and entrepreneurial development
  • Osama Abufarraj
  • Ning Kang - Reassessing Training in Career development: Perspective of Chinese State-owned Enterprises
  • Yuan Fang - Talent Management in the 21st Century China: A Comparison between Foreign Companies in China and Chinese Domestic Companies
  • Hana Alsultan
  • Yuttachai Inpa - Autonomous Public Organization in Thailand: Exploration of its Effectiveness
  • Bridgit Kabah - Adopting the Operational Mechanisms of Western NGOs into the Ghanaian Context for Sustainable National Institutional Development: the Case of Fundraising, Accountability and Collaborations
  • Daniel Diaz Vera - Development and operation of Chilean NGOs in a hegemonic neo-liberal context
  • Duaa Alshareef - Developing the management of kindergarten Institutions in the light of Strategic Management Approach in k.S.A
  • Emrah Atar - Impact Of Syrian Refugee Crises On Public Service Provision: Perspectives From Urban-local Governance In Turkey.
  • Johanna Aguilera Muñoz - New public management and healthcare system performance in Chile
  • Kunkanit Sutamchai - Mindfulness at Work as an HRD Intervention to Enhance Employee Well-being
  • Maria Alvarez Figueroa - Identifying organizational development strategies: The management of public school districts in Chile
  • Mohammad Hasan - Public Sector capacity development and innovation in crisis management with focus to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
  • Rukaiyatu Jungudo - Development of a strategy for reintegrating internally displaced pupils into mainstream schools: a case study of North-eastern and South-south regions of Nigeria.
  • Othman Usman
  • Qian Wen - SIHRM: Chinese Construction MNEs
  • Xi Xi - The effects of newcomer socialization on organisational readiness for change
  • Ibrahim Al Oqail

Global production networks, trade and labour

  • Jeongseong Lee - A comparative study of the EU and China’s policy in foreign aid
  • Mariana Lopez Rodriguez - Global Feminist Production Networks: a study of feminine hygiene products
  • Beletchei Ebia
  • Yuna Lee - A New Normative Labour in Global Production Network: The dynamics of employment relationship in the Vietnamese textiles and apparel industry
  • Mapenzie Tauzie - Youth, Innovative Farming and Access to Land: An Exploration of Young Farmers Experiences and access
  • Ambarish Karamchedu - Continuity, change or "crisis"? The political economy of agrarian change in Telangana, South India
  • Kinga Wisniewska - Drying out development: Extent and consequences of groundwater depletion in India
  • Romasa Rashid - Ultimate and Proximate Determinants of Food Insecurity in Contemporary Zimbabwe

Agrarian change and political ecology

  • Mapenzie Tauzie - Youth, Innovative Farming and Access to Land: An Exploration of Young Farmers Experiences and access
  • Ambarish Karamchedu - Continuity, change or "crisis"? The political economy of agrarian change in Telangana, South India
  • Kinga Wisniewska - Drying out development: Extent and consequences of groundwater depletion in India
  • Romasa Rashid - Ultimate and Proximate Determinants of Food Insecurity in Contemporary Zimbabwe