Affiliated Researchers

Felix Meier zu Selhausen


Felix Meier zu Selhausen MSc MA, PhD candidate, Mountains of the Moon University (Fort Portal, Uganda)


Position in relation to project

Affiliated Researcher

Short biography 
After graduating in 2009 as MSc in Economics and History at Utrecht University, Meier zu Selhausen studied a post-graduate Master in International Development Cooperation at Universidad de Cantabria in Santander, Spain, followed by an internship at a rural Kenyan NGO. In 2011-2012 he worked for the German Development Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) as junior academic advisor at Mountains of the Moon University in Western Uganda. He has currently joined the research team as international PhD candidate. His PhD field research in Uganda focuses on the impact of membership in a microfinance/coffee cooperative on female agency. An additional historical dimension aims at reconstructing the development of the Ugandan cooperative movement throughout the colonial and post-colonial period with historical data from the Toro District Archive in Fort Portal, Western Uganda. His research interest lies in the interaction between agency and economic development, as well as applied economics in Africa.
Involved in Research Themes

> Formation of institutions for collective action

Involved in projects

> Related project: "The dynamics of collective action and women’s agency: A study of coffee farmers’ cooperative in Western Uganda’s highlands"

Involved in debates 



Publications in relation to project 

Coffee Value Chain, Uganda. Documentary on YouTube on adding value to the coffee chain in Uganda: Balanced Trees Bear Richer Fruit Value Chain for coffee (part 1, of 2). 

> click here for movie

Gender and rural microfinance: A learning route in Uganda. Youtube-movie on the Bukonzo Joint Cooperative where Felix conducts his field research and microfinance and gender in Uganda in general.

> click here for movie (item on Bukonzo Joint Cooperative 3:35-6:14 min.)

Meier zu Selhausen, F. and Ruhweeza, J., 2011. The current performance of business and operations of rural Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in the Rwenzori region. Rwenzori Journal 1 .


Related teaching materials 



Other items

> Book Project Mountains of the Moon University (Uganda)

> Case study on Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Microfinance Society Ltd.

Personal webpage (including CV and full list of publications)

> Personal webpage