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Marijn’s interest is in understanding collaboration processes between governments, NGOs, and businesses to address pressing societal challenges including poverty, climate change and food security. In her research, she builds on her prior experiences including her PhD research, in which she analyzed actor strategies to influence joint policy-making processes around climate-smart agriculture. Furthermore, she has researched partnership alliances between Dutch development organizations to build resilience in Global South.

Marijn has conducted research in Asia, East Africa, and Latin America. She has prior experience in research on disaster risk reduction, climate change, environment, policy change and governance. In her research, she values a processual approach to social phenomena. She has developed expertise on both qualitative and quantitative methods, including process-tracing and multivariate regression analysis. She holds a research master’s degree in International Development Studies and a master’s degree in Political Science.

Marijn has been visiting researcher with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Africa, and with the Governance, Environment and Markets initiative (GEM) of Yale University. She holds a research master in International Development Studies and a master in Political Science, both from the University of Amsterdam.


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