Dr. Isaac Bonuedi

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • Global development and trade
  • Food and nutrition
  • Macroeconomic Issues
  • Markets and services
Research countries
  • Ghana
  • Sierra Leone
Professional experience

-Principal Investigator (Infrastructure and Agricultural Trade in the Sahel region)

-Principal Investigator (impact evaluation of the PROACT project in Sierra Leone)

- Assistant Lecturer (KNUST, Ghana)

- Project Research Assistant (to Prof. Daniel Sakyi on "Trade Facilitation, Trade and Economic Performance in Africa"; funded by The Volkswagen Foundation).

- Graduate Teaching Assistant (KNUST, Ghana)

- Teaching Assistant (KNUST, Ghana)


Dr. Agr./PhD (with specialization in Development Economics and Applied Agricultural Economics (University of Bonn, Germany)

Msc. Economics (SDU, Denmark)

MPhil. Economics (KNUST, Ghana)

BA. Economics (KNUST, Ghana)

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD, Welthungerhilfe (WHH) & Cooperazione Internationale (COOPI)

Cooperation partners

Welthungerhilfe (WHH) & Cooperazione Internationale (COOPI)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Braun

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Nicolas Gerber

Dr. Lukas Kornher


Bonuedi, I., Gerber, N., & Kornher, L..  2021.  Intervening in Cash Crop Value Chains for Improved Nutrition: Evidence from Rural Sierra Leone.  The Journal of Development Studies, : 1-17   . Further Information
Bonuedi, I., L.Kornher and N. Gerber.  2021.  Agricultural seasonality, market access, and food security in Sierra Leone.  Food Security, DOI: 10.1007/s12571-021-01242-z   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Bonuedi, Isaac..  2021.  The roles of nutrition-sensitive interventions and market access in enhancing household food security and resilience in Sierra Leone.  Doctoral thesis at  Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information


Bonuedi, I., Kamasa, K., & and Opoku, EEO..  2020.  Enabling trade across borders and food security in Africa.  Food Security, 12   : 1121–1140   . (Open Access)   Further Information
Bonuedi, I., Kornher, L., & Gerber, N..  2020.  Making cash crop value chains nutrition-sensitive: evidence from a quasi-experiment in rural Sierra Leone.  ZEF – Discussion Papers on Development Policy , No. 293   : 56   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Bonuedi, I., Kamasa, K., & Boateng, E..  2019.  The growth effects of bulging economically active population in Sub-Saharan Africa: Do institutions matter?.  African Development Review, 31(1)   : 71-86   . Further Information


Sakyi, D., Bonuedi, I., and Opoku E.E.O..  2018.  Trade facilitation and social welfare in Africa.  Journal of African Trade, 5(1-2)   : 35-53   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Sakyi D., J. Villaverde, A. Maza, I. Bonuedi.  2017.  The Effects of Trade and Trade Facilitation on Economic Growth in Africa.  African Development Review, 29 (2)   : 350-361   . Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Isaac Bonuedi

Junior Researcher

Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change