Executive Committee

Please see the organisation chart and the constitution about the structure and responsibilities of the Executive Committee.

Country Representatives

Doris Bauer (Austria)

Programme officer, Commission for Development Research (KEF)

Research interest: North-South partnerships, funding in development research, national SDGs implementation strategies, development cooperation on European level

Commission for Development Research
Ebendorferstraße 7
1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 534 08 424

Nadia Molenaers (Belgium)

Professor, University of Antwerp, Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB)

Profile of Nadia Molenaers

Research interests: aid and political conditionalities, aid and domestic accountability, use and shifts in aid modalities; NGOs and autonomy, aid dependence, aid fragmentation, co-funding (reforms), NGO partnerships.

Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
2000 Antwerpen
Tel.: +3232655932

Ondrej Horky (Czech Republic)

Deputy Director for Research, Senior Researcher, at the Institute of International Relations (IIR), Prague

Research interests: Global international and sustainable development, poverty, gender; Development and humanitarian aid; Globalization and North-South relations


University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations
Nám. W. Churchilla 4
130 67 PRAHA 3
Czech Republic
Tel: 42-224-095111
Fax: 42-224-218132

Mikkel Funder (Denmark)

Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Research areas: Climate change and environmental governance, Natural resources and development, Actors, conflicts and institutional change


The Department of Society and Globalisation
Østbanegade 117
DK-2100 Copenhagen Denmark
Tel: +45 3269 8697

Paola Minoia (Finland)

Principal Investigator, University of Helsinki

Research interest: Social and economic geography; Development Studies; Geography, Environmental sciences


PL 18 (Unioninkatu 35) Room: 313
Tel: 0294151638

Anne le Naëlou (France)

Sociologist, lecturer and Director of the Institute (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Institute of Economic and Social Studies - IEDES) and  researcher in the Development and Societies Paris1/IRD Research Unit

Research Interests: sociologic study of the EU aid, expertise and processes of NGOs' professionalization and reflection on qualification and measurement processes in crisis' contexts.

Profile of Anne le Naëlou

Université de Paris I
Panthéon Sorbonne, Rue Malher, 9
F - 75004 Paris
Tel: 353-21-490-3478
Fax: 353-21-4903358

Sven Grimm (Germany)

Senior Researcher at German Development Institute / Extraordinary Associate Professor, Stellenbosch University

Research interests: Rising Powers, Emerging Economies; International Cooperation with Sub- Saharan Africa; China-Africa relations; South Africa's international relations


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6
53113 Bonn
Tel: +49-228 94927-162

Imre Levai (Hungary)

Professor at King Sigismund University, Budapest


King Sigismund University
Kelta utca 2
1039 Budapest
Tel: 36-1-2246700-240
Fax: 36-1-4547623

Honor Fagan (Ireland)

Professor at Development Studies Association of Ireland

Research interests: Human Security; Gender and Development; Governance Social Sustainability


Maynooth, Co. Kildare,
Tel: 01-7086178

Elisabetta Basile (Italy)

Professor of Applied Economics Sapienza Università di Roma

Research Interests: North-South Relationships; Poverty and Development; Women and Development; Rural Economy and Rural Development; Capital Accumulation and Growth; South Asian Development and Change.

Profile of Elisabetta Basile

Sapienza Università di Roma, Department of Economics and Law
Via del Castro Laurenciano
00161 Roma
Tel: 36-06-49766984
Fax: 39-06-4452241

Stefano Moncada (Malta)

Assistant Lecturer and Researcher in Development Economics and European Studies at the Institute for European Studies, University of Malta.

Research interests: Foreign Aid, Climate Change Adaptation, Adaptive Capacity, Impact Evaluation Assessments, Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States.

Profile of Stefano Moncada

University of Malta
P.O. Box 422
VLT 07 Valetta
Tel: 356-23-403095
Fax: 356-21-336450

Kees Biekart (Netherlands)

Associate Professor in Political Sociology, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Erasmus University Rotterdam

Area of expertise: NGOs, civic engagement, social movements, civil society, in particular in relation to Latin America; participatory action research techniques.

Profile of Kees Biekart

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Erasmus University Rotterdam
P.O. Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague
Tel: 31-70-4260566
Fax: 31-70-4260799

Darley Jose Kjosavik (Norway)

Professor, Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric), Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Research interests: Political economy of development with special reference to marginalised social groups, gender and development, conflict and development, political economy of environment and development, climate change and development, property rights issues

Profile of Darley Jose Kjosavik

Norwegian University of Life Sciences
P.O. Box 5003
NO-1432 Aas
Tel: 47-64-965200
Fax: 47-64-965201

Katarzyna Jarecka-Stępień (Poland)

Researcher, Department of European Studies, Cracow University of Economics

Research interests: Development aid politics, Development aid - new donors from Central Eastern Europe, Political and social transformation in the context of development aid

Katedra Studiów Europejskich
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
ul. Rakowicka 27
31-510 Kraków

Pedro Goulart (Portugal)

Vice President and Assistant Professor at CAPP - Center of Administration and Public Policies, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade de Lisboa

Research interests: Development Economics; Economics of Education; Labour Economics; Economic History; Public Policy


Centre for Public Administration & Public Policies
Rua Almerindo Lessa - 1300-663 Lisboa
Tel: (+351) 213 600 486
Fax: (+351) 213 600 426
E-mail: capp@iscsp.ulisboa.pt

Simona Moagar Poladian (Romania)

Managing Director and Senior Research Fellow  at the Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy

Research interests: European monetary policy; EU enlargement; constitutional and institutional EU’s reform; international financial crises; trade flows in the new EU member states; financial management.

Profile of Simona Moagar Poladian

Institute for World Economy (IWE),
Romanian Academy
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
Sector 5
Bucharest, 050711
Tel: 40-21-3182455

Bostjan Udovic (Slovenia)

Assistant Professor in Diplomacy at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Research interests: development economics, IPE, economic diplomacy, international development cooperation.

Profile of Bostjan Udovic

University of Economics, Faculty of International Relations
Kardeljeva ploscad 5
Tel: 386-1-5805-255
Fax: 386-1-5805-109

Antonio Sianes (Spain)

Professor, Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo (REEDES) and Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Loyola Andalucía

Research interests: Development politics and development education

Red Española de Estudios del Desarrollo
Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico E.T.S. Ing. Caminos
Canales y Puertos Avda. de los Castros
E-39005 Santander España
Email: info@reedes.org

Elin Bjarnegård (Sweden)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Government Uppsala University

Research interest: gender, elections, political parties, violence, Southeast Asia

Teaching Areas: Conflict resolution and peacebuilding


Uppsala Universitet
Gamla Torget 3
1tr 753 20
Postal address: Box 514
751 20 UPPSALA
Phone: +4618-471 1691

Alessandro Monsutti (Switzerland)

Professor, Head of Anthropology and Sociology at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Steering Committee, Programme for the Study of Global Migration

Research interests: Agriculture, land and rural development; Armed conflicts, violence; Humanitarian action, intervention; Middle East (Iran); South Asia (Afghanistan and Pakistan)


Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement
Case postale 1672
1211 Genève 1
Tel: +41 22 908 44 06


Henning Melber

Director Emeritus, Extraordinary Professor, Senior Research Associate

Profile of Henning Melber

E-mail: Henning.Melber@nai.uu.se


Jürgen Wiemann

Economist, Bonn/Germany

Research interests: Globalisation, International Trade, Trade policy, WTO and Developing Countries, Trade and Environment

Profile of Jürgen Wiemann

German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

Katja Bender

Professor for Economics, especially Economic and Social Development

Academic Director MBA CSR & NGO Management

Research interests: Economics, especially economic and social developmentTeaching areas Development economics Social protection Research methods Research areas: Social protection and health systems in developing countries Political economy of reform processes in developing countries Technological change and institutional change

University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Email: katja.bender@h-brs.de

Uma Kothari

Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies

Research interests: Global Development InstituteSchool of Environment, Education and Development

Profile of Uma Kothari

Phone: +44 (0) 161 275 2896
Email: uma.kothari@manchester.ac.uk

Laura Camfield (United Kingdom)

Senior Lecturer, School of International Development University of East Anglia

Research focus: exploring, measuring and understanding subjective well-being in developing countries; studying experiences of poverty and resilience using qualitative and mixed methods approaches; children and young people.

Profile of Laura Camfield

School of International Development University of East Anglia, Norwich
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: 44-1603-591885
Fax: 44-1603-459199

Chief Editor EJDR

Spencer Henson

Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies

Profile of Spencer Henson

Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
United Kingdom