Siri Lijfering is a researcher and project officer at the Partnerships Resource Centre. At the PRC she manages the NWO/WOTRO project “Inclusive business strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa”, a research consortium of more than 30 partners broadly based in academia, the private sector and NGOs both in the Netherlands and in Africa. In addition, she’s one of the researchers in the PPPLab, a four-year action research and joint learning initiative which started in 2014 to study the relevance, effectiveness and quality of Dutch-supported public-private partnerships (PPPs) for water safety, food security and private sector development.
Siri holds a masters degree in International Development with a regional focus on Africa from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a bachelor’s degree in social and cultural anthropology from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Siri has previously worked as an editor at Vice Versa, the Dutch journal on international development and is chair of IDleaks, a Dutch network organisation promoting an honest and open debate about international development.