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Global Development Institute

Current PhD researchers

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

  • Thomas Agyekum Kyeremeh - Collaborative Governance Approach towards Decentralising Climate Change Policies into Local Assembly's Development Plans in Ghana
  • Amin Ali - The impact of decentralization on poverty reduction and resource allocation in Bangladesh
  • Duaa Alshareef - Developing the management of kindergarten Institutions in the light of Strategic Management Approach in k.S.A
  • Hannah Alsultan - Strategic Change in Universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: From Policy to Local Implementation
  • Ibrahim Al Oqail - Role of Leadership in Public Sector Organisational Change: The Case of Health Sector in Najran Region
  • Abdullah Albagieh - Capacity building in local African NGOs by Arabian Gulf international charities 
  • Basma Albanna - Leveraging Positive Deviance through the Use of Big Data 
  • Issifu Amadu - Understanding the moderating effects of micro and macro organisational structures on organisational energy in public sector firms in Ghana
  • Francisca Alvarez Figueroa - Building Citizenship in Chile: Analysing the impact of dictatorial and post-dictatorial educative policies in the citizenship behaviours manifested by school districts’ staff” 
  • Godfred Amankwaa - From policies to practicalities? Digitisation of water services in Ghana 
  • Media Askar - Essays on Financial Literacy and Poverty in Indonesia
  • Edward Ampratwum - Rethinking the politics of implementing social protection in Ghana
  • Emrah Atar - Impact of Syrian Refugee Crises on Public Service Provision: Perspectives from Urban-Local Governance in Turkey
  • Whitney Banyai-Becker - Leaning in to urban social movements: a gendered analysis of Muungano wa Wanavijiji
  • Isis Barei-Guyot - Dying for the toilet: Women’s participation in community-led sanitation projects in the informal settlements of Tamil Nadu, India
  • Maria Bohada Rodriguez - Understanding how conflict-induced displacement shapes human agency: a case study in Colombia
  • Thanh Bui - Essays on empirical development economics
  • Andreina Carrillo Espinoza - In-between nations. The transnational agenda of the Venezuelan diaspora in Spain, and Democratic Legitimacy. 
  • Clare Cummings - Against the odds: understanding why effective reform of public services happens in Nigeria
  • Daniel Diaz Vera - Governance and Accountability within the NGO sector in Chile: An analysis of its implementation and practices. 
  • Magaly Duarte - Three empirical essays on Public Debt
  • Beletchei Ebia - Upgrading Traders in GVCs: Togolese Women Traders and the Sale of African Print Textiles
  • Bookie Ezeomah - Institutional Change and Emerging Digital Platforms in Agricultural Development: A Nigerian Case Study
  • Nahid Farnaz - Financial Development and Income Inequality
  • Yuan Fang - Talent Management in the 21st Century China: A Comparison between Foreign Companies in China and Chinese Domestic Companies
  • Erika Garcia - Land Readjustment, Slum Upgrading, and City Competitiveness: Case studies from Medellin, Colombia and San José, Costa Rica.
  • Mohd Helmi Abu Yahya - Homelessness and the Political Agenda in Southeast Asia: The Case Study of Malaysia; Growth and distribution
  • Mohammad Hasan - Public Sector Organisational Capacity in Crisis Management: A Case Study on Health Service-Providing Organisations in the Context of the Rohingya Refugee Influx in Bangladesh
  • Yuttachai Inpa - Autonomous Public Organisation in Thailand: Exploration of its Effectiveness"
  • Heiner Janus - Results-based and Adaptive Development Cooperation
  • Laura Hirst - Fire justice in informal settlements in the Global South: evidence from Nairobi, Kenya 
  • Ambarish Karamchedu - Continuity, change or “crisis”? The political economy of agrarian change in Telangana from 1991 to present
  • Bridgit Kabah - Best Practices of OECD NGOs and Their Applicability to National NGOs in Ghana: Challenges and Opportunities from Management Perspective
  • Ning Kang - Impact of Government Policies and Culture on Strategic HRM in Chinese MNEs: Perspective from Employee Career Development
  • Epiphania Kimaro - ICTs and Community Libraries in Tanzania
  • Yuna Lee - A New Normative Labour in Global Production Network: The dynamics of employment relationship in the Vietnamese textiles and apparel industry
  • Jeong Seong Lee - Hybrid donorship: Korean aid and the political economy of international development cooperation
  • Jiaying Li - Evolution process of an innovation ecosystem: Case of the Alibaba Cloud Computing ecosystem in China
  • Mariana Lopez Rodriguez - Gender-Environmental relations in Global Production Networks: a study of the disposal of menstrual hygiene products
  • Yidian Meng - How Gender inequality in Individual Level Result in consequences to Aggregate Economic Performance
  • 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.
  • Kubra Mertek - The Post-Cold War Era and The Humanitarian Principles: An Analysis of the ICRC’ s Discourse in The Syrian Civil War
  • Pfavai Nyajeka - Understanding the Role of Mobile Phone Technology in Pursuing Livelihoods for Women Livestock Farmers in Zimbabwe
  • Nafisatu Irene Okhade - The adoption of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) as a form of policy transfer for infrastructure development in sub Saharan Africa - A case study of Nigeria
  • Abiola Olatunji - Essays on Infrastructural Development in Developing Countries.
  • Hao Peng - The co-evolution of Chinese P2P lending industry and corresponding regulation system: from a multi-level perspective
  • Kate Pruce - Investigating the politics of global policy transfer: the case of social protection in Zambia’
  • Romasa Rashid - Ultimate and Proximate Determinants of Food Insecurity in Contemporary Zimbabwe.
  • Gabrielle Restelli - The effects of foreign aid on international migration to Europe
  • Kerstin Reiger - Displacement and Vulnerability: Understanding the consequences of multi-hazards in Post-Earthquake Nepal’
  • Katia Schlipfenbacher - Human Resource Development with the support of ICTs in Brazil
  • Alfonso Rivera-Illingworth - The Digital Divide in the Era of Big Data: New Dimensions and Measurements
  • Samuael Stretford - The development and role of Uganda's hydraulic bureaucracy 
  • Malte Skov - Nepal-Malaysia migration: Gender and Inequality
  • Mapenzie Tauzie - Youth, Innovative Farming and Access to Land: An Exploration of Young Farmers Experiences and access
  • Kunkanit Sutamchai - The Influence of Mindfulness on Ethical Leadership: A study of Buddhist Mindfulness Practices among Organisational Leaders in Thailand
  • Moslah Uddin - Impact of Community Mobilization interventions in Reducing Ultra Poverty: Evidence from Targeting the Ultra-Poor Programme (TUP), Bangladesh 
  • Othman Usman - Stimulating Productivity and a Performance Work Environment in Nigerian Federal Civil Service
  • Matthew Walsham - Internal migration and social pensions in Uganda: The Senior Citizens Grant and its effects on intra-household dynamics and well-being in ‘multi-local households’
  • Yue Zhai - The governance of smart city in China
  • Mengfei Zhou - The innovation, strategies, and governance of the platform in China: a service ecosystem perspective
  • Bethany Coleman - (FutureDAMS)
  • 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 (FutureDAMS)