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Bergh, Sylvia

International Institute of Social Studies
Erasmus University Rotterdam


Sylvia I. Bergh (a Swedish national) is Associate Professor in development management and governance at the ISS. She completed her D.Phil. thesis in Development Studies at the University of Oxford in 2008, focusing on decentralisation and local governance in Morocco. Previously, she worked at the World Bank, both in the President's Office in Washington D.C. and in the Morocco Country Office. Her academic background includes a strong focus on the Middle East/North Africa region; having gained a First Class degree in Arabic and International Relations from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 1999, she obtained an M.Phil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Oxford in 2001. She has extensive consultancy experience, including for UNIFEM (evaluating the Gender Responsive Budgeting Program in Morocco) and Dutch NGOs (on democracy promotion in Morocco). Sylvia is currently working on an NWO-ICSSR financed research project on 'Service with Accountability: Examining public service characteristics in differing political regimes'. She is in particular focusing on social accountability initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa region, including projects using the Community Score Card methodology in Morocco.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Development   
Maghreb Studies   
Public Policy   
Mediterranean Studies   
Democratization   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Morocco   
Maghreb   
Africa (Sub-Saharan)   
SPECIALTIES
Local governance   
Decentralisation   
LANGUAGES
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EDUCATION
DPhil2008International DevelopmentUniversity of Oxford
MPhil2001Modern Middle Eastern StudiesUniversity of Oxford
MA1999Arabic and International RelationsUniversity of St. Andrews
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Sylvia Bergh






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