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 Dr. 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)


Ph.D. (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, 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

bonuediisaac(at)gmail.com / s7isbonn(at)uni-bonn.de