About

Marjanneke Vijge is Assistant Professor of Sustainability Governance in the Developing World at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. Marjanneke has a broad range of expertise in multilevel sustainability governance with a specific focus on developing countries. Her work examines the consequences of governance transformations, focusing mostly on institutional and policy complexity from the global to the local levels. Marjanneke’s current research analyses the politics of policy coherence around the Sustainable Development Goals and climate goals in developing countries. She analyses the consequences for the poorest and most vulnerable in the fields of climate and food security. Marjanneke is one of the core members of the GlobalGoals project (globalgoalsproject.eu), for which she supervises 3 PhD students in analysing the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals at global and national levels.

Selected publications:

  • Vijge, M.J., Metcalfe, R., Wallbott, L., & Oberlack, C. (2019). Transforming institutional quality in resource curse contexts: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Myanmar. Resources Policy 61: 200-209.
  • Vijge, M.J. (2018). The (Dis)empowering Effects of Transparency Beyond Information Disclosure: The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in Myanmar. Global Environmental Politics 18 (1), p. 13-32. •
  • Turnhout, E., Gupta, A., Weatherley-Singh, J., Vijge, M.J., De Koning, J., Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Herold, M., & Lederer, M. (2017). Envisioning REDD+ in a post-Paris era: Between evolving expectations and current practice. WIREs Climate Change 8 (1), p. 1-13.
  • Vijge, M.J. (2016). Carbonizing forest governance: Analyzing the consequences of REDD+ for multilevel forest governance. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. • Vijge, M.J., Brockhaus, M., Di Gregorio, M., & Muharrom, E. (2016). Framing national REDD+ benefits, monitoring, governance and finance: A comparative analysis of seven countries. Global Environmental Change 39, p. 57-68.
  • Gupta, A., Pistorius, T., & Vijge, M.J. (2016). Managing fragmentation in global environmental governance: the REDD+ Partnership as bridge organization. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 16, 355-374.
  • Vijge, M.J. (2015). Competing discourses on REDD+: Global debates versus the first Indian REDD+ project. Forest Policy and Economics 56, 38-47.
  • Vijge, M.J., Gupta, A. (2014). Framing REDD+ in India: Carbonizing and Centralizing Indian Forest Governance? Environmental Science & Policy 38, p. 17-27. • Gupta, A., Vijge, M.J., Turnhout, E., & Pistorius, T. (2014). Making REDD+ transparent: The politics of measuring, reporting and verification systems. In: Gupta A., Mason M. (Eds.) Transparency in Global Environmental Governance, MIT press, p. 181-201.
  • Skutsch, M., Turnhout, E., Vijge, M.J., Herold, M., Wits, T., Den Besten, J-W., & Balderas, A. (2014). Options for a national framework for benefit distribution and their relation to community-based and national REDD+ monitoring, Forests 5, p. 1596-1617.
  • Vijge, M.J. (2013). The Promise of new institutionalism: Explaining the absence of a World or United Nations Environment Organisation, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 13 (2), p. 153-176.
  • Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Gupta, A., Herold, M., Pena-Claros, M., & Vijge, M.J. (2012). Will REDD+ work? The need for interdisciplinary science to address key challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4 (6), p. 590-596.
  • Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., McDermott, C., Vijge, M.J., & Cashore, B. (2012). Trade-offs, co-benefits and safeguards: current debates on the breadth of REDD+. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4 (6), p. 646-653.
  • Gupta, A., Lövbrand, E., Turnhout, E., & Vijge, M.J. (2012). In pursuit of carbon accountability: the politics of REDD+ measuring, reporting and verification systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4 (6), p. 726-731.
  • Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Gupta, A., Herold, M., Pena-Claros, M., & Vijge, M.J. (2012). Interdisciplinary perspectives on REDD+. Editorial overview. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4 (6), p. 587-589.