Thursday, September 13, 2012


FELLOWSHIPS: Research Fellows in Water Policy Analysis

The Institute of Water Policy in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore is seeking several scholars with training in empirical policy analysis. They are particularly interested in post-doctoral and early-career professionals with experience in policies regarding water, energy, and other natural resources. They welcome also mid-career scholars with notable experience and good publication records. Research training and experience can pertain to households, communities, countries, or industry. Much of the Institute's work will pertain to policy issues regarding urban and peri-urban areas in Asia and Africa.

We wish to build our capacity in several areas of research, consistent with our goals of improving access to water for poor residents of developing countries, enhancing livelihoods and improving health and welfare in developing and middle-income countries, and motivating wise use of water in countries across the development spectrum. We will pursue these goals initially by conducting research in the following three areas:

  1. Demand Management
    We seek expertise in the analysis of policies that utilize financial and non-financial incentives to motivate improvements in water management and wiser use of water and other natural resources.
  2. Impact Assessment
    We seek expertise in the empirical evaluation of policies and programs, using rigorous analytical methods, such as propensity score matching, differences in differences, and randomized controlled trials.
  3. Natural Resource Policy
    We seek expertise in policy analysis pertaining to water, energy, and other natural resources, with particular emphasis on issues pertaining to urban areas. Experience in empirical analysis of the links between poverty, natural resources, and livelihoods, also is desirable.

We expect to find good candidates for these areas of research in the fields of economics, sociology, political science, anthropology, and other pertinent disciplines.

More information.

Deadline: October 15, 2012

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