Dr Andreas Scheba

DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
TELEPHONE: +27 (0)21 466 7924
EMAIL: ascheba@hsrc.ac.za

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.


Rethinking 'expert' knowledge in community forest management in Tanzania

From the 1980s great hopes have been placed on community forest management to promote socio-economic development along with forest protection. Empiric....

Territorialising REDD+: conflicts over market-based forest conservation in Lindi, Tanzania

This paper uses the lens of political ecology to shed light on the causes and effects of pro-poor REDD+ induced land use conflicts. We build our study....

Promising change, delivering continuity: REDD+ as conservation fad

REDD+ is an ambition to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the Global South. This ambition has generated unprecedent....

Selling nature: winners and losers in market-based conservation in Tanzania

New market-based conservation mechanisms have attracted considerable attention in recent years as a proposed win-win solution to reconcile environment....

Conservation agriculture and sustainable development in Africa: insights from Tanzania

In recent years, conservation agriculture (CA) has been increasingly promoted as the best solution to sustainable agricultural development in Africa. ....