This PhD research project deals with various aspects of rural development and rural transformation in Sub-Saharan African countries. In particular the PhD research includes essays on rural labor market dynamics and migration, and on agricultural intensification and transformation. The research focuses on the implications of these dynamics towards multiple development goals, including income growth, poverty reduction, food and energy security, ...
The concept of "child vulnerability" in Sub-Saharan Africa. A theoretical study with empirical validation. University of Antwerp
The impact of intra household decision making on the sustainability, efficiency and equitability ofhousehold farming in sub-Saharan Africa. University of Antwerp
The Political and Institutional Determinants of Regional Integration in sub-Saharan Africa. Ghent University
This research tries to determine the influence of political and institutional factors on the international trade policy of developing countries. It analyses theoretically and empirically the effect of corruption on the formation of regional trade agreements in sub-Saharan Africa and tries to generalize these conclusions to other instruments of trade policy.
The implications of the Lisbon Treaty for the delimitation of EU development and security competences: a case study on Sub-Saharan Africa Ghent University
This PhD research will analyse how the Lisbon Treaty influences the criteria that are used for the horizontal (among EU institutions and policies) and vertical (between the EU and the Member States) division of competences regarding development and security policies. The research will assess how this competence delimination affects EU external action in Sub-Saharan Africa.
(Non)migration aspirations and adaptation to droughts: Determinants and development implications of (im)mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa Ghent University
This doctoral project empirically explores (im)mobility aspirations and its development implications. Firstly, it conducts a pioneering global analysis on the determinants of staying preferences. Secondly, it investigates the impact of unfulfilled migration aspirations on Senegalese youth
’s wellbeing, offering insights into the societal implications of the aspiration-capability discussion. Lastly, it assesses adaptation mechanisms ...
Backup mandate Research Council: The stalled fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Congolese women A mixed methods approach of fertility among Congolese women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Belgium since the 1960s Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Functional Fitness, Physical Activity, Physical Frailty and Fall Risk of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study Of Ghana. KU Leuven
The study aims to determine the Functional Fitness, Physical Activity (PA), Physical Frailty and Fall Risk of Community-Dwelling Older Adults aged 60 years and above in Ghana as an example of a Sub-Saharan African Low Middle Income Country. It will be a population-based cross-sectional study involving the use of a battery of physical performance tests, activity monitors, standardized questionnaires and individual semi-structured interviews. ...
Sabbatical Olivier Honnay: Reconciling biodiversity conservation with food production in sub-Sahara Africa: which role for sustainable intensification of agriculture? KU Leuven
The interpretation of the sabbatical period comprises three activities: 1) Writing a literature review on existing evidence for the effectiveness of sustainable intensification of agricultural production in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for preserving natural ecosystems, and for the occurrence of rebound effects (` Jevons' paradox). If possible, this review will take the form of a quantitative meta-analysis. If too little data is available in the ...