PhD Projects

PhD Projects

PhD IDS 2017

Marginalization and Indigenous Peasant Resistance in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Bablu Chakma
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Foreign Investment Protection and Human Rights
Ulemj Dovchin
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn
Abstract (to be added)

Dealing with the Impact of Social Control: Strategies and Coping Mechanisms of LGBT+ People in South Africa
Katharina Girndt
Supervisor: PD Dr. Stefan Karduck, University of Cologne
Abstract

A Theory-based Impact Evaluation of a Development Intervention in Myanmar
Om Ki
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract (to be added)

Forced Migration and Land: An Expulsion in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh
UK Mong Marma
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Coordination impediments in the United Nations inter-organizational relations: In pursue of a nexus between humanitarian aid and development assistance in Lebanon
Zena Mouawad
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul
Abstract

The Politics of Pressure: Political and Diplomatic Factors Influencing Non-State Armed Group Compliance with Humanitarian Norms
Will Wright
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze
Abstract (to be added)

PhD IDS 2016

Practices and Economic Impact of Corporate Social ReResponsibility (CSR) in Afghanistan
Abdullah Adil (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract

Negotiating development: A trans-sequential ethnography of development in Pakistan
Muhammad Ali Zaidi
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Determinants of Child Labor in Afghanistan – Theory and Empirical Analysis
Kawoon Azizi (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Thomas K. Bauer
Abstract

SME Promotion Policy and its Impact on the Growth of Small Firms: The Case of Afghanistan
M.G. Osman Bariz Hossaini (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl
Abstract

Analyzing the Long Term Legacy of Corporate Social Responsibility on Community Development
Andrew Boogaards
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Bender, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Abstract

Rising Middle-IP Powers: National Interests and International Influence. South Africa as a Case Study
Ruth Knoblich
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tilman Mayer, University of Bonn
Abstract

Labor Market Effects of Social Protection
Klaudia Michalek-Kursawe
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Bender, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Abstract

Local Perception of Climate Change, Natural Resources and Adaptation Strategies: the case of Mount Cameroon National Park, Cameroon
Vivian Ntoko (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Schmidt
Abstract

Humanitarian Assistance and Conflict Economies: Analyzing Humanitarian Resource Networks in Darfur (Sudan)
Darina Pellowska
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul
Abstract

Foreign Aid and Poverty Reduction in Afghanistan
Ahmad Javed Shuaibi (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm.Loewenstein
Abstract

PhD IDS 2015

Shaping Minority Representation and Interests in Turbulent States: The Case of the Druze in Syria
Assem Abi Ali
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann and Prof. Dr. Sami Baroudi
Abstract

A new perspective of refugee studies: refugees as a source of social peace
Loubna Abi Khalil
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel, Prof. Dr. Sami Baroudi, and Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Determinants of Fiscal Position Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries
Mohammad Al Asadi
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract

The economic life of Syrian refugees in camps
Salam Alhaj Hasan
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract

The Secondary Forced Displacement of Palestinian Refugees - A Case Apart?
Jasmin Fritzsche-El Shewy
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze
Abstract

The protection of cultural property during armed conflict: the role and responsibilities of the international community
Laura Hofmann
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger
Abstract

The responsibility of the United Nations to end an occupation - Study on Palestine
Ihssan Madbouh
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze and Dr. Mahasen M. Al-Jaghoub
Abstract

The dilemma of informal housing management in Hochiminh City (HCMC), Vietnam
Thien Phuoc Pham (associate member)
Supervisors: Prof. Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan and Prof. Bertram Ingolf Steininger, RWTH Aachen
Abstract

PhD IDS 2014

The Impact of Provider Payment Mechanisms on Cost Containment and Financial Sustainability of Health Insurance Schemes. Evidence from Ghana
Callistus Agbaam
Supervisor: Prof. Dr Katja Bender, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Abstract

Somali Diaspora Members as Unofficial 'Development' Agents and Communicators in Their Country of Origin. Visions and Challenges.
Michele Gonnelli (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jens Loenhoff
Abstract

Institutions and the Development of Financial Cooperatives: Regulatory and Supervisory Frameworks, Autonomy and Financial Sector Structure
Amr Khafagy
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Nienhaus
Abstract

Foreign direct investment and inclusive growth: comparative evidence from Zambia and Malawi
Themba Nyasulu (graduated in 2018)
Supervisors: Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Bender and Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract

A critical inquiry to understand peace and development from the perceptive of the marginalised indigenous people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Hari Purna Tripura
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Framework of Good Governance in Housing Delivery: assessing social protection programs in Brazil and South Africa
Mariana Vilmondes Alves
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn
Abstract

PhD IDS 2013

A Real Options Approach to Renewable and Nuclear Energy Investments in the Philippines
Casper Agaton (graduated in 2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl
Thesis

From the City to the Desert: Analysing Shantytown Resettlement in Casablanca, Morocco, from Residents’ Perspective
Raffael Beier
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Matthias Kiese and Prof. Dr. Irene van Staveren
Abstract

SME financing in Ghana: Impact, Policy Implications and Effectiveness of Government Interventions
Mabel Akosua Hoedoafia
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse
Abstract

The Quality of Work in Global Supply Chains: Global, Local or Glo-cal Definitions and HR Practices?
Britta Holzberg
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uta Wilkens and Prof. Dr. Peter Knorringa
Abstract

Economic analysis of soil amendment (biochar) and safer irrigation options in urban and periurban agriculture. Case of Tamale and Ouagadougou
Lesley Hope
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract

Feeing Conflict to Europe - A Legal Assessment of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the EU Recast Qualification Directive and the European Convention on Human Rights
Charlotte Lülf (associate member, graduated 2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze

Exploring the Socio-Cultural Impact of Migration: An Ethnographic Study of Migrant Workers from Bangladesh to the Gulf States
Maruf Lutfur
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Food Sovereignty and Urban Agriculture: Understanding Interlinkages and Exploring Implications in the South African and Ghanaian Context
Anne Siebert
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Santurnino (‘Jun’) M. Borras Jr. (ISS) and Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger
Abstract

Determinants of Household Income in Afghanistan. An Empirical Analysis
Mohamed Dawude Temory (graduated in 2017)
Supervisor: Prof. em Dr. Manfred Lösch
Thesis

PhD IDS 2012

Linking Humanitarian and Development Action in Ethiopia
Annalisa Addis (associate member, graduated in 2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul
Thesis

The Effectiveness of the Promotion of the Private Sector in Developing (and Emerging) Countries: Poverty Reduction through Private Sector Engagement?
Ulrike Dangelmaier
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein

Building Sustainable Peace: From Practice to Law de lege ferenda—Legal Assessment of the Concept ‘Post-conflict Peacebuilding’
Eva Mihalik (graduated in 2017)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze and Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger
Thesis

Critical Reassessment of the Dynamics between the Extractive Industry and Sustainable Development: The Case of Mali
Sidy Ouattara
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Busse

Grounded in Paraguay: An Appropriation Theory of ICTs and Education for Development
Sascha Rosenberger (graduated in 2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

The Changing Relationship between Mainland China and Taiwan in Light of the World Trade Organization
Qin Tang (associate member)
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Jörn-Carsten Gottwald and Prof. Dr. Bernadette Andreosso O'Callaghan
Abstract

PhD IDS 2011

Collective Identity and Prospects for Political Integration: The Case of the East African Community
Catherine Biira (graduated in 2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann
Thesis

Public Policy and Ideation: A Case of A Grey-Zone Country - Pakistan
Atif Ikram Butt (graduated in 2016)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer
Thesis

Ambivalent attachments: shifting notions of home among displaced Sri Lankan Tamils
Diotima Chattoraj (graduated in 2016)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Thesis

Public Procurement Law as a Development Policy Instrument to Fight Corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa
Annika Engelbert (graduated in 2017)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn
Thesis published as Vol. 31 in the series "Recht und Verfassung in Übersee - Law and Constitution in Africa", Nomos)

Productivity and Wage Spillovers From Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Turkish Micro-Level Data
Syeda Tamkeen Fatima (graduated in 2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bender
Thesis

The Welfare Impact of Agricultural Productivity Enhancements – An Economic Evaluation of Bio-Char as a Soil Amendment for Urban Vegetable Markets in West Africa
Marc Hansen
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Abstract

Towards Greater Development Effectiveness? The Law of EU Development Cooperation in Higher Education
Katherine Kaplan (née Walker)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn
Abstract

PhD IDS 2010

Financing Structure and Performance of Microfinance Institutions: Comparative Case Studies in Bosnia and Cambodia
Pauline Graef Pramudija
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Nienhaus

Water is Life - Coping with Water Challenges in Iraqi Kurdistan
Lisa Hilleke
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul
Abstract

Violence Against Children in Kenya: An Ecological Model of Risk Factors and Consequences, Responses and Projects
Alphonce Omolo (associate member, graduated in 2014; publ. thesis here)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christel Adick
Abstract

Asymmetries in South-South Cooperation - Brazil as a New Development Partner in Africa
Jurek Seifert
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel
Abstract

A Big Push to Break Rural Household Poverty Trap? Millennium Villages Case Study with Emphasis on Agriculture
Silas Udahemuka (graduated in 2014)
Supervisor: PD Dr. Stefan Karduck
Thesis

PhD IDS 2009

Welfare Effects of Alternative Irrigation Water Prices on Farm Households: a case study of Lake Urmia Basin, Iran
Farah Asna Ashari (graduated in 2018)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl
Abstract

The Perception of the European Union as an Environmental Actor in the Mediterranean Partner Countries
Jasmin Gerau
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Voss
Abstract

International Trade and Global Power Shift
Jan-Frederik Kremer
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Xuewu Gu
Abstract

Institutions and Actors in Legislative Decisions in Africa: Analysing Institutional Contexts and Veto Players in Legislative Decisions in Malawi
Samson Brown Lembani (graduated in 2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann
Thesis

Fiscal Policies in Indonesian Forestry: Government Revenues, Sustainable Forests and Industrial Development
Akhmad Solikin (graduated in 2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Thesis

Towards a Real-Time Theoretical Perspective into Treatment Adherence: The Case of Tuberculosis Treatment Monitoring Using the Simpill System in South Africa
Charlton C. Tsodzo (graduated in 2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Voss
Thesis

The Impact of Rural-Urban Internal Migration on the Income of Rural Households in Ethiopia
Beneberu Assefa Wondimagegnhu (graduated in 2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bender
 Thesis

PhD IDS 2008

The Role of Non Governmentals Organisations (NGOs) in Social Service Delivery: The Case of the Health and HIV/AIDS Sector in Malawi
Martina Lembani (graduated in 2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Thesis

Climate Variability and Change in the Rift Valley and Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia: Local Knowledge, Impacts and Adaptation
Abate Mekuriaw Bizuneh (graduated in 2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Butzin
(published as Vol. 62 of UAMR Studies on Development and Global Governance)

Institutional Quality, Export Performance and Income
Elias Gebreselassie Fanta (graduated in 2012)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bender
Thesis

Oil Abundance and Economic Growth
Elkhan Sadik-Zada (graduated in 2015)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bender
(published as Vol. 70 of UAMR Studies on Development and Global Governance)

Democratic Governance, Capable States and Development in Africa: A Comparative Study of Post-1991 Ethiopia and South Africa
Ephrem Tadesse Gerbere
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann
Abstract

PhD IDS 2007

Impact of Foreign Affiliation on the Livelihood of Low-Income Rural Households: A Case Study of Pakistan
Farah Asif (graduated in 2014)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bender
Thesis

Growth Effects and the Determinants of Female Employment in Pakistan: a macro- and microeconomic analysis
Shafaq Hussain (graduated in 2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
(published as Vol. 61 of UAMR Studies on Development and Global Governance)

Trade Liberalization, Welfare and Poverty in Pakistan
Naveed Shaikh (graduated in 2011)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Löwenstein
Thesis

Understanding Institutionalized Collective Remittances: The Mexican Tres Por Uno Program in Zacatecas
Carlos Villela Zavala (graduated in 2013)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Monika Salzbrunn
(published as Vol. 64 of UAMR Studies on Development and Global Governance)

PhD IDS: Contact

BaeckerDr. Gabriele Bäcker

BeierRaffael Beier

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