Dr. Davina Osei

Affiliated researcher

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
7. Social Protection

Davina Osei is a policy and research consultant at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford. She is also an affiliated researcher at UNU-MERIT. She obtained her PhD in Development Economics and Governance in 2019 from UNU-MERIT. She also holds a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Strathclyde and a Bachelors in Development Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining UNU-MERIT, Davina worked with UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) on environmental and sustainable livelihoods projects as well as the GIZ African Cashew Initiative (ACi) on agricultural and human development projects. Her expertise is in development economics with a focus on institutions, environment and human development. Her PhD thesis focused on the role of social capital in shaping (or reducing) corruption proclivities particularly in less developed countries. 




Selected publications by Davina Osei


UNU-MERIT