Dr Andreas Scheba
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Dr Andreas Scheba is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Economic Performance and Development Unit of the HSRC. Andreas has a Masters degree (Mag.rer.soc.oec) in Socio-economics from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, where he also worked as a teaching assistant in the Institute of Data processing in Social Sciences, Economics and Business. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Policy and Management, which he obtained from the University of Manchester, U.K., in December 2014.
Andreas' research aims to advance scientific knowledge, public debate and policies on poverty, inequality and inclusive development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is particularly interested in sustainable development, the green economy and the democratic and equitable governance of natural resources. His research examines these issues in rural as well as urban contexts on the African continent. Andreas mainly draws on scholarship within the disciplines of political economy, development studies and human geography to inform his research.
Prior to joining the HSRC, Andreas worked as a business consultant and researcher for Hlumisa Business Advisers and Euromonitor International in Cape Town, South Africa. In March 2015 he was a visiting fellow at the STEPS Centre and Institute of Development Studies in the U.K.
Andreas has published one book, several book reviews and academic articles in internationally accredited peer--eviewed journals. He has presented papers at international and national conferences, among others, at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the University of Oxford, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute of Development Studies, Leibnitz University of Hanover and Durban University of Technology. He was a contributing author to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment Report and has reviewed articles for the journals Conservation and Society, Environmental Conservation, Journal of Eastern African Studies and Critical African Studies.
Book review: Koch, S. and Weingart, P. 2016. The delusion of knowledge transfer: the impact of foreign aid experts on policy-making in South Africa and Tanzania. Cape Town: African Minds, 396p. ISBN 978-1-928331-39-1
Bamboo for green development?: the opportunities and challenges of commercialising bamboo in South Africa
The politics of conservation in southern Africa: Book review: Buscher, B. 2013. Transforming the frontier: peace parks and the politics of neoliberal conservation in southern Africa. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. and Nustad, K.G. 2015. Creating Africas: struggles over nature, conservation and land. London: Hurst Publishers