Dr. Benjamin Schraven

Research themes
  • Governance
  • Global development and trade
  • Politics & Democracy
  • Gender

Several courses on quantitative research methods and SPSS-based data analysis for BIGS-DR and the Ghanaian-German Centre for Development Studies since 2007. 2010/2011 Coordinator of the ZEFa disciplinary course.

Additional information

Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute (DIE/ GDI)

Professional experience
Data analyst for the project "Strengthening Early Warning Capacities in Sri Lanka" of the United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Research assistance for several studies of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Research assistant for the ZEF b project "Policy Analysis for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe and Southern Africa" (PASAD)

Master in Political Science, Sociology and History

PhD in Development Research (both University of Bonn)



Research partners

Benjamin Schraven is a Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) since March 2011


Schraven, B.  2010.  Irrigate or migrate? Local livelihood adaptation in Northern Ghana in response to ecological changes and economic challenges.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Arts, University of Bonn.  Further Information

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Benjamin Schraven

Associated Researcher

Department :
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change