Nicky Pouw

Dr Nicky Pouw is an Associate Professor (Ius promovendi) in Economics of Wellbeing at the Governance and Inclusive Development research programme (GID) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam. She is an international development economist with over 25 years of research experience in international development research, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and more recently in the Netherlands, with a focus on the challenge of inclusive and sustainable development and assessing wellbeing in marginal groups. Her early experiences sought to measure and interpret wellbeing for poor groups in developing countries, seeking insight on variation in access, local sustainability and empowerment across institutional contexts. To pursue her research Dr Pouw has been leading five national and international research consortia in collaboration with local and central governments, NGOs, CSOs and stakeholders on the ground. She has elaborated upon these themes in international peer reviewed publications, five special issues and four books: (Wellbeing Economics, 2020; The Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective, 2019; Introduction to Gender and Wellbeing in Microeconomics, 2017; and Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations, 2012). She gives frequent lectures to a varied audience of scholars, NGOs/CSOs, private sector, politicians  and public policymakers. Dr Pouw co-supervised 7 PhD theses and is currently supervising 6. She is also chair person of The Broker, a platform member of the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform, and internally engaged with the NWO international economic knowledge strategy and agenda in various roles.