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**Geske Dijkstra is Professor of Governance and Global Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam.** Geske Dijkstra published extensively on aid and debt issues, on gender equality measures, and on economic policies and economic reforms in developing countries. In the 1980s, she lived and worked several years in Central America. From 1990 onwards, she has been affiliated with several Dutch academic institutions. In these positions she combined research and teaching with carrying out studies and consultancies for organizations involved in development cooperation, such as the World Bank, the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is the (co-)author or (co-)editor of eight books, and author of many articles published in international journals such as Development and Change, Feminist Economics, World Development and Development Policy Review. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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