Davina Osei

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development

Davina Osei is a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT. She 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 focuses 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, 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 T. Q. Le, 2016, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Did they change social reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-035


UNU-MERIT