Sarah Hardus

Sarah Hardus is a PhD candidate in the Programme Group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV) within the Department of Political Science.

Her PhD research looks at the consequences of China's increasing involvement in Africa for OECD/DAC donor aid to the continent. Next to a quantitative study, her research project consists of three country case studies. In the beginning of 2012 Sarah conducted fieldwork in Zambia, with two more case studies to follow.

Sarah graduated in 2009 from the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam with a cum laude Master degree in International Development Studies. Her Master thesis looked at the influence of Chinese economic aid on traditional donor conditionality in Zambia.

Before starting her PhD research, Sarah conducted an impact study in Ghana, looking at policy coherence for development within the EU's policies in the areas of trade, illegal logging and migration. Next to International Development Studies, Sarah has a background in Cultural Anthropology and International Relations.

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University of Amsterdam
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