Research Fellow, Ifri's African Studies Center
- Urban governance
- Land policies
- Kenya, Tanzania, East Africa
- State formation
- Policy analysis
Sina Schlimmer is a Research fellow at the French institute of international relations - Ifri's African Studies Center. She has a genuine interest in the challenges of governing cities and in land issues in East Africa.
After completing her PhD thesis in political science, which focused on large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania she specialized on urban land markets during a post-doc at Sciences Po Bordeaux. As a consultant at UN-Habitat in Nairobi in Kenya, she developed an expertise in the socio-economic dynamics of rapidly growing cities in Africa. Sina has undertaken several field studies in Benin, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Caught in the Web of Bureaucracy? How ‘failed’ land deals shape the state in Tanzania International Development Policy, vol. 12, n°2, 2020
After more than ten years of hectic debates on international ‘land grabs’, academic interest in collapsed land deals or projects with unexpected results is growing.