Dr Greetje Schouten

Dr Greetje Schouten

Greetje Schouten’s research focuses on partnerships between NGOs, businesses and governments in the field of sustainable food and agriculture using a variety of theoretical perspectives and analytical frameworks, including global value chain analysis, legitimacy, complex sovereignty, deliberative capacity and institutional fit. Most of the research projects she is involved in have an action research component.

In addition to working at the PrC, Greetje works part time at the public administration and policy group of Wageningen University as a post-doctoral researcher in an interdisciplinary research project on sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia and Thailand. Greetje defended her PhD thesis on processes of legitimisation of private multi-stakeholder governance arrangements at Utrecht University in 2013. This research was part of the Maastricht-Utrecht-Nijmegen Programme on Partnerships (MUNPOP). Prior to conducting this PhD research, she studied international development at Wageningen University with a major in law and governance and a minor in development economics.

The Partnerships Resource Centre offers Greetje the possibility to conduct scientifically sound research on urgent topics such as sustainable development that is relevant for a variety of public and private actors in practice.