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Dr Nazia Mintz-Habib

Dr Nazia Mintz-Habib

Director of Research, Centre for Rising Powers

Office Phone: 01223 761737

Research Interests

Nazia's research interests focus on identifying pathways to improve sustainable development in developing countries by scaling up global value chain of primary commodities and catching up on institutional innovations. She studies the political economy sustainable development as a comparative development approach. She has published a monograph on Biofuels, Food Security, and Developing Economies

Along with her academic appointments, Nazia is also involved with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to implement an institutional feasibility study framework (IFS) that she developed. She also leads several knowledge products and dialogues at the United Nations (UN) on sustainable development related thematic areas including inclusive growth strategy, climate change, renewable energy, governance and green economy. 


BRIC ; global value chains ; bioenergy ; sustainable development

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