Emmanuel Kumi

Emmanuel Kumi is a postdoctoral researcher on the institutional design of aid chains project which examines the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ theory of change for the Dialogue and Dissent Policy Framework. The project seeks to provide insights into how the institutional design of aid chains enables and constrains civil society organisations to perform their advocacy roles in Kenya. It is a collaborative research between the African Studies Centre Leiden and the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University.

Emmanuel has extensive research experience in the fields of international development, agriculture, development finance and human rights. He has a PhD in International Development from the University of Bath. His PhD thesis examined how Ghanaian NGOs adapted and responded to their changing operating environment caused in part by Ghana’s graduation to lower-middle income, shifting donor funding priorities and the decline in the availability of external donor funding. He also holds an MSc in Agriculture and Development and an MA in Development and Rights from the University of Reading and Goldsmiths, University of London respectively. He has researched and published extensively in the field of NGOs, with particular interest in resource mobilisation, sustainability and politics of aid.

Dr. E. (Emmanuel) Kumi
Project researcher