KIT Sustainable Economic Development & Gender
Saskia Vossenberg is a senior adviser and researcher with over fifteen years of international experience in how to integrate and operationalize gender concepts in development policies, programs and business models. She specializes in gender and private sector development, women’s entrepreneurship, inclusive business, frugal innovation and impact financing. Saskia is well-trained in designing qualitative and mixed methods policy analysis and research and course development, training and teaching. Next to her work with KIT, Saskia is a PhD researcher at the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA) where she explores the relationships between ‘inclusive innovations’ that seek to impact women’s business growth and gendered institutions.
- Vossenberg, S. (2016) Investing in female entrepreneurs: strategies for improved wellbeing. Blog published by INCLUDE Knowledge Platform for Inclusive Development.
- Vossenberg, S. and Gomez, G. (forthcoming 2017) Market Innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rippling gendered institutions? The case of Malawi’s Agricultural Commodity Exchange. Publication in NJAS – Wageningen Journal for Life Sciences.
- Vossenberg, S. (Forthcoming 2017) How Frugal Innovations can become Inclusive Innovations. Gender at the Intersection. Working paper for Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa (CFIA), The Netherlands. To be published in the European Journal for Development Research.
- Vossenberg, S. (2016) Chikondi (love) is good for business. Blog published by INCLUDE Knowledge Platform for Inclusive Development.
- Vossenberg, S. (2016) Connectivity, profit and what else? Women entrepreneurs benefiting from ICT innovations. Blog published by INCLUDE Knowledge Platform for Inclusive Development.
- Tewes-Gradl, C, Menden, A., Blomberg, I. and S, Vossenberg ( 2016) How Inclusive is Inclusive Business for Women? Cases in Latin America and Asia. Endeva Global Study for Asian Development Bank and InterAmerican Development Bank.
- Vossenberg, S. (2016) Gender-Aware Women’s Entrepreneurship Development for Inclusive Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Policy and practictions paper. Published online by INCLUDE Knowledge Platform for Inclusive Development.
- Vossenberg, S (2015) Inclusive Economic Growth through Women’s Entrepreneurship Promotion: What Works and What Doesn’t? ECDPM GREAT Insights, Volume 3, Issue 6. June 2014.
- Vossenberg, S. (2014). Beyond the Critique: How Feminist Perspectives Can Feed Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries. Published online by Maastricht School of Management. Working Paper series (2014/05).
- Vossenberg, S. (2013). Women Entrepreneurship Promotion in Developing Countries: What explains the gender gap in entrepreneurship and how to close it? Maastricht School of Management Working Paper Series, (2013/08).
- How do market innovations affect women’s business growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? Case study research of a mobile banking system, a virtual business hub and market price-discovery information system in Malawi (CFIA – ISS, The Hague)