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

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Frimpong Boamah, Emmanuel, Vanessa Watson, Clifford Amoako, Wes Grooms, Davina Osei, Victor Osei Kwadwo, Andy Bonaventure Nyamekye, Kahad Adamu & Gabriel K. Appiah (eds.), 2021, Planning Corruption or Corrupting Planning?: A Sub-Saharan Africa Perspective, Journal of the American Planning Association: 1-15, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2021.1987969, More information
Frimpong Boamah, Emmanuel, Davina Osei & Thomas Yeboah, 2017, Beyond patriotic discourse in financing the SDGs: investment-linked diaspora revenue bonds model for sub-Saharan Africa, Development in Practice, 27(4): 555-574, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Moldalieva, Janyl, Arip Muttaqien, Choolwe Muzyamba, Davina Osei, Eli Stoykova & Nga Leopold, 2016, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Did they change social reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-035

Osei, Davina, 2019, Corrupt or corrupted networks? An empirical enquiry, PhD Dissertation Maastricht University / United Nations University