PhD Projects

PhD Projects

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
Abstract

Labor Market Effects of Social Protection
Klaudia Michalek-Kursawe
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Katja Bender
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 Aid and the Political Economy of Civil War: Economic Belligerent-Humanitarian Interrelations in Sudan (Darfur) and Sierra Leone
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

Fiscal Position Sustainability in Post-Conflict Countries: determinants and relevant approaches
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

Analysis of protection and Integration process of non-camp Syrians refugees living under temporary protection in turkey.
Afsin Evren
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze
Abstract

The International Community, Domestic Policies and Forced Secondary Displacement of Palestinian Refugees – A Vicious Circle?
Jasmin Fritzsche
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze and Dr. Mahasen M. Al-Jaghoub
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
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

Valuation of Wetlands in South Africa: The Consumers’ Perspective
Tumelo Cyprian Masilela (associate member, EUSA_ID Mobility)
Supervisor: Dr. Gabriele Bäcker
Abstract

A comparative Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Inclusive Economic Growth in Malawi and Zambia from 1970 to 2014
Themba Nyasulu
Supervisor: Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Bender
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


Real Options Approach to Renewable and Nuclear Energy Investments in the Philippines

Casper Agaton
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl
Abstract

Shantytown Clearance in Morocco: Welfare Gains for Whom?
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

Shared Responsibilities in International Law
Charlotte Lülf (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze

Socio-Cultural Remittances and their Impact: A Study of Migrant Sending Communities in Rural Bangladesh
Maruf Lutfur
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Food Sovereignty in Ghana and South Africa: policy implications and impacts in urban and peri-urban agriculture
Anne Siebert
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger
Abstract

Have there been any changes in the determinants of Household income in Afghanistan during the last years?
Mohamed Dawude Temory
Supervisor: Prof. em Dr. Manfred Lösch
Abstract

PhD IDS 2012


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

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

Holdup in the Overcrowded Post-Conflict Phase: Towards a New Framework of "Jus Post Bellum"
Eva Mihalik
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze

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

Challenges of Diversity: Practices of Conviviality in Northeast India
Katrin Renschler (associate member)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

Factors Affecting the Development of an Epistemic Landscape in Paraguay as a Developing Country
Sascha Rosenberger
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
Abstract

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

"Unhoming" versus "Durable Peace": The Situation of Displaced Sri Lankan Tamils
Diotima Chattoraj (graduated in 2016)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz
Abstract

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

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 U. Walker
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Markus Kaltenborn
Abstract

PhD IDS 2010


The Crisis and Microfinance Institutions: Strategy for Sustainability
Pauline Graef Pramudija
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Nienhaus

Coping with Water Scarcity in Protracted Crises – the Iraq Case
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
Abstract / Thesis

PhD IDS 2009


Economic Valuation of Natural Resources, Estimating Reallocation Cost of Water Resources
Farah Asna Ashari
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
Abstract / 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
Abstract / 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
Abstract / Thesis

External Aid within Multilateral Environmental Agreements in Relation to Sustainable Development
Carmen Margina (pausing)
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Karl

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

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)

Impact of Democracy Aid taken by External Actors in Latin America
Tamara Nierstenhöfer
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann
Abstract

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

ShakyaDr. Martina Shakya
Coordinator PhD IDS

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