Martin Ostermeier

Former Associate

Martin Ostermeier

  • Short CV

    • Since 11/2016: Technical Officer in Employment, Social and Employment Policy in the Office of the Deputy Director-General for Policy (DDG/P) at the International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva (Switzerland)

    • 2013 - 2016: Research Fellow in the project "Large-Scale Land Acquisitions: Data, Patterns, Impacts, and Policies"

    • Since 04/2013: Doctoral student at the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 2013 - 2016: Responsibilities: Database management of the Landmatrix at the GIGA

    • 2012: Short term Consultant to the World Bank and the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

    • 2012: Intern at the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies, integrated in the project "Employment, Empowerment and Living Standard"

    • Education: M.A. International Economics, Georg-August-University Göttingen and University of Stellenbosch; B.A. Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

    Current Research

    • The Future of Work (technological and demographic change, skills for the future)

    • Youth employment

    • Employment-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    • Employment effects of large-scale agricultural investments


    • Key Labour Market Issues and Decent Work in Developing and Emerging Countries

    Martin Ostermeier

    Former Associate

    Dataset | 2018

    MSE Survey Kampala 2012-2018

    Panel dataset: annual surveys 2012-2018, between 430 (2012-2014) and 500 (2015-2018) micro and small entrepreneurs in Kampala were surveyed...

    Dr. Lena Giesbert

    Sarah Wiegel

    Dr. Daniel Neff

    Dataset | 2016

    Political and Economic Participation of Youth in Postwar Societies (Nicaragua Case)

    This data set was created to identify and analyze the possibilities and the limits young people face in their transition to adulthood in postwar societies (here: Nicaragua). The data set contains…

    Research Project | 01/08/2013 - 01/12/2017

    Against all Odds – Youth in Post-War Societies

    In many postwar contexts youths are seen as a problem not as an important actor por peacebuilding. The projects analyses what challenges young people face regarding their transitions to adulthood and what enables or limits their participation. Results are based on a medium N-study on 21 postwar contexts and three indepth case studies (El Salvador, Nicaragua, South Africa). The main result is that youth face a generational bottleneck as adults who fought the war still dominate in society, politics, and the economy.
    BMZ, 2013-2017

    Research Project | 16/01/2013 - 31/12/2014

    The Land Matrix, Phase I

    The Land Matrix Initiative (LMI) is a global and independent initiative that monitors competition over land use in the Global South. Its goal is to facilitate an open development community of citizens, researchers, policy-makers, and technology specialists to promote transparency and accountability in decisions over land and large-scale land-based investment. The GIGA is a key partner in this initiative and hosts the Land Matrix Database. The first phase of the Land Matrix aimed at maintaining and improving the database. A focus was on the dynamics and impacts of large-scale land acquisitions.
    BMZ, 2013-2014

    Spiegel | Other | 25/08/2014

    Biokraftstoffe: Wettlauf um Ackerland


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