Tabea Lakemann

Doctoral Researcher | Research Team Spokesperson

Tabea Lakemann

  • Short CV

    • Since 2019: Research Fellow at GIGA's Institute for African Affairs, coordinating research support to the Special Initiative on Decent Work
    • 2018/2019: Seconded to the Federal Foreign Office, working on German Africa Policy
    • 2015-2018: Research Fellow at the Chair of Development Economics, University of Goettingen and GIGA's Institute for African Affairs, coordinating research project on the Performance and Dynamics of Micro and Small Firms in Developing Countries
    • 2014: Student researcher co-coordinating Micro and Small Enterprise Survey in Kampala, Uganda (GIGA Project "Employment, Empowerment and Living Standards")
    • 2010 - 2015: Internships with GIZ sector project "Financial Systems Development" (2015, Eschborn, Germany) and GIZ project "Strengthening Economic and Trade Capacities and Competences in SADC" (2014, Gaborone, Botswana), as well as with the "Asienhaus" (2010, Essen, Germany) and London International Development Centre (2013, London, UK)
    • 2011-2013: Research assistant at Chair of Development Economics (Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD)

    • 2012: Seminar tutor in student-led seminar "Homo economicus" (University of Goettingen)

    • 2010-2012: Research assistant at Chair of Development Economics and International Economics (Prof. Dreher), University of Goettingen

    • Education: Study of Economics and Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Goettingen (BA) and University of Uppsala; Study of Finance and Development at SOAS, University of London (MSc); Study of International Economics with a focus on Development Economics at the University of Goettingen (MA)

    Current Research

    • Employment in African Economies 
    • Rigorous Impact Evaluations
    • Firms and Investment 

    Countries and Regions

    • Africa

    • Côte d'Ivoire
    • Uganda


    Dissertation

    • Dynamics of Micro and Small Enterprises in Developing Countries

    Tabea Lakemann

    Doctoral Researcher / Research Team Spokesperson

    tabea.lakemann@giga-hamburg.de


    Report | 2022

    Deutsche Investitionen und Beschäftigung in Afrika – Welche Rolle können öffentliche Fördermaßnahmen spielen?

    Dieser Bericht präsentiert Trends in ausländischen Direktinvestitionen in Afrika und direkte Beschäftigungswirkungen, sowie deutsche Investitionen in Afrika und die Rolle öffentlicher Fördermaßnahmen in der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit Afrika.

    Other Report | German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) | 06/2021

    Zwischenergebnisse im Arbeitspaket 1 – Rigorose Messung von Wirkungen der Maßnahmen der Sonderinitiative

    Dieser Zwischenbericht befasst sich mit rigorosen Wirkungsevaluationen („rigorous impact evaluations“, RIE) von Maßnahmen der Sonderinitiative Ausbildung und Beschäftigung (SI Jobs).

    Other Report | German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) | 06/2020

    Skills Development and Training Interventions in Africa: Findings, Challenges, and Opportunities

    The substantive focus of this briefing is on training and related support programs, in which funding is deployed to implementing organizations to directly assist beneficiaries.

    Research Project | 01/08/2019 - 31/12/2025

    Research Support to the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition“ (RéUsSITE)

    With the African population expected to double by 2050, 20 million new jobs are needed annually. The increasing importance of employment creation led the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to establish the Special Initiative “Decent Work for a Just Transition“. The GIGA offers research support and advice to this initiative.
    BMZ, 2019-2023

    Research Project | 01/01/2015 - 01/12/2018

    Performance and Dynamics of Micro and Small Firms in Developing Countries

    Small firms play an important role in many developing contries. This project empirically analyses the performance and dynamics of urban micro and small enterprises [MSEs] and studies specific risks and constraints that these enterprises face. The quantitative analyses are informed by own panel survey data from Uganda.
    GIGA, 2015-2018

    Teaching | GIGA Institute for African Affairs | Globalisation and Development | GIGA Doctoral Programme | 2023

    Rigorous Impact Evaluations in German Development Cooperation

    GIGA Doctoral Programme

    Session in GIGA Doctoral Programme

    Teaching | University of Göttingen | 2018

    Controversies in Development Economics

    University of Göttingen Göttingen Germany

    Block Seminar

    Teaching | University of Göttingen | 2017

    Controversies in Development Economics

    University of Göttingen Göttingen Germany

    Block seminar

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