Two new professors at the Global Development Institute

Ralitza Dimova and Farhad Hossain have been recognised for their work in Development Economics and Public Management.

Two GDI academics, Ralitza Dimova and Farhad Hossain, have been recognised for their contributions to Development Studies and made Professors.

Ralitza Dimova has become Professor in Development Economics.

Ralitza’s research focuses on labour market issues in less developed countries, particularly those in Francophone West Africa and the Middle East and North Africa. She is particularly interested in the implications of intra-household decision making and social norms for labour market outcomes and food security. Her recent and ongoing field work involves behavioural field experiments.

Ralitza is currently part of the research project, Making migration and migration policy amidst societal transformations, funded by Horizon Europe.

Farhad Hossain has been promoted to Professor in Public Management and International Development.

Farhad’s research focuses on administrative culture, public sector reform, decentralisation and local governance, NGO management, organisational behaviour and HRM, and policy and organisational aspects of microfinance institutions. He has published several books including Development Management: Theory and practice and Public Sector Reform in Developing and Transitional Countries: Decentralisation and Local Governance.