Dr. Fleur Wouterse is a Principal Researcher Climate Change and Development Economics and acting Program Lead Food Security and Rural Well-being at the Global Center on Adaptation based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
A development economist, she is mainly concerned with research on climate change adaptation and resilience of rural households. Fleur has over 15 years of experience studying the economic behavior of smallholder farmers in Africa and the role of human capital therein and has published widely on the topic. In a separate strand of research, she has studied the role of institutions such as cooperatives in a sustainable rural transformation.
As an editor, she has overseen the publication of the 2018 Annual Trends and Outlook Report of ReSAKSS, Africa’s Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System, a book on Transformation and Growth in Niger’s Agricultural Sector and a series of thematic research notes. Fleur obtained her PhD in Development Economics from Wageningen University in 2006 and was a Senior Research Fellow and Head of IFPRI’s West and Central Africa office in Dakar prior to joining GCA.