Prof. Dr Katja Bender

Professor for Economics, especially Economic and Social DevelopmentAcademic Director MBA CSR & NGO Management

Contact

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Email: 
katja.bender [at] h-brs.de

Sankt Augustin

Grantham-Allee 20
53757
Sankt Augustin
Room: 
F 435

Profile

Subject area

Economics, especially economic and social development

Teaching areas

  • Development economics
  • Social protection
  • Research methods

Research areas

  • Social protection and health systems in developing countries
  • Political economy of reform processes in developing countries
  • Technological change and institutional change

Regional working experience

Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, South-East Asia

Membership/Commission activities

  • Expert member Konferenz Diakonie und Entwicklung (on behalf of Bread for the World)
  • Co-Founder International Working group “Social Protection” of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes
  • Member selection committee Carlo-Schmid-Program “Internships in International Organisations”, DAAD
  • Member Advisory Board of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on “Inclusion of persons with disabilities in systems of social protection” (until 2016)

Projects

Current projects

  • Social and Health Policies for Inclusive Growth (SHPIG) - Breaking the Vicious Circle between Poverty and Ill-Health. Are cash transfers and social health protection policies in Ghana and Kenya mutually complementing? [Funding organisation:  Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) - WOTRO Science for Global Development]
  • Technological change, uncertainty and institutional change – The case of shale gas extraction
  • Energy Self-sufficiency for Health Facilities in Ghana (EnerShelf), Definitionsvorhaben CLIENT II – Internationale Partnerschaften für nachhaltige Innovationen“ [Funding organisation: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)]
  • NRW-Fortschrittskolleg 'One Health and Urban Transformation' [Funding organisation: Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung (MIWF) NRW]
  • International policy networks, learning and policy diffusion in social protection

 

Closed projects:

  • Globale Partnerships – North Rhine-Westphalia and international sustainable development –Status Quo und perspectives [Funding organisation: Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung (MIWF) NRW]
  • International Policy Learning and Policy Change: Scientific Inputs for the Dialogue on Social Protection with Global Partners [Co-financing: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)]

Publications

Articles in edited volumes​

  • Bender, K. (2016), Internationale Politikdiffusion und Umsetzung des Rechts auf soziale Sicherung, MenschenRechtsMagazin, Heft 2/16

  • Bender, K., Loewe, M., Schüring, E. (2016), Soziale Sicherung in Entwicklungsländern, in: Handbuch zur Sozialversicherungswissenschaft. Grenzen überwinden: Interdisziplinäre Diskurse innerhalb des Systems der Sozialversicherung, Springer-Verlag Berlin,  2015
  • Bender, K., Keller, S. und Willing, H. (2014), The Role of International Policy Transfer and Diffusion for Policy Change in Social Protection – A Review of the State of the Art, BMZ/GIZ/IZNE, Bonn, 2014
  • Bender, K., Keller, S. und Willing, H. (2014), Insights into the Role of International Policy Networks for International Policy Transfer and Policy Learning in Social Protection, BMZ/GIZ/IZNE, Bonn, 2014
  • Bender, K., Nachhaltigkeit aus institutionenökonomischer Perspektive am Beispiel der Schiefergasförderung, in Seegers, N. et al., Hrsg., Responsible Business – Nachhaltiges Handeln in Unternehmen, Nomos-Verlag, Berlin, 2014.
  • Bender, K., The Political Economy of Social Protection Reforms in Developing Countries: What is to be explained and how?, to be published in Social Protection in Developing Countries: Reforming Systems, eds. Bender, K.; Kaltenborn, M. and Pfleiderer, C., Routledge, 2013
  • Bender, K. and Rompel, M., Financial Crisis and Social Protection Reform - Brake or Motor?, with Rompel, M.,  in: Bauer, A.; Thant, M. (ed.), The Impact of the Global Economic Slowdown on Poverty and Sustainable Development in Asia and Pacific", Asian Development Bank (Manila/Tokyo), 2010
  • Bender, K., Soziale Sicherung im Krankheitsfall für Mittellose, in: Die Krankenversicherung, 2008, 60(1), S.22-24
  • Bender, K., Social Protection Reform in Indonesia - In Search of Universal Coverage, with Knöss, J.in: Küsel, Corinna; Maenner, Ulrike; Meissner, Ricarda (ed.), Social and Ecological Market Economy, GTZ, Eschborn, 2008
  • Bender, K., The Role of Social Protection within a Social Market Economy, in: Küsel, Corinna; Maenner, Ulrike; Meissner, Ricarda (Ed.), Social and Ecological Market Economy, GTZ, Eschborn, 2008

 

Monographs and editorships

  • Bender, K.; Kaltenborn, M. und Pfleiderer, C., Hrsg., Social Protection in Developing Countries: Reforming Systems, Routledge, Abingdon, 2013
  • Bender, K., Institutionelle Reformen für dezentrale Entwicklung: Die Rolle gemeinschaftsbasierter Organisationen am Beispiel kooperativer Versicherungsarrangements, Verlag für Entwicklungspolitik, Saarbrücken, 2006

 

Policy reports and Papers

  • Bender, K. et al., Options for Social Protection Reform in Indonesia, with et al., Jakarta, 2008
  • Bender, K.,  Holst, J., Möller, S und Schramm, B., Soziale Krankenversicherung - Ein Beitrag zur internationalen entwicklungspolitischen Diskussion über umfassende Systeme der sozialen Sicherheit/ Social Health Insurance - A contribution to the international development policy on universal systems of social protection, with.,  GTZ/ BMZ, 2005 

Working Papers