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Nicky Pouw

Nicky Pouw

Nicky Pouw received her PhD at the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2008, based on extensive field research on the characterization and monitoring of poverty in rural Uganda. Part of her training took place at Essex University, UK, and at the World Bank in Washington, DC, USA. As a member of the Governance for Inclusive Development research group at UvA, she is involved in research projects on rural development, women and agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa, and on poverty, inequality and well-being in Sri Lanka and South Africa. She is a member of the Eastern American Economics Association and a board member of the Scientific Committee of the Africa Study Centre at Leiden University. She is currently researching inclusive economics theories and policies in global economic development.

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The recent financial crisis has exposed the weaknesses of the market-driven approach to social and economic policy. Not surprisingly, the failure of the liberalized, efficiency-driven…

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