Holly Ritchie is a (post-doctorate) research fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). In 2013, she obtained her PhD (Cum Laude) at the ISS. She also works as a independent development consultant. She has a background in finance, international development (MA) and enterprise development with experience in Afghanistan (10 years), Kenya, Ethiopia, Somaliland, South Sudan, the Middle East and Brazil.
Dr. Holly Ritchie has a strong interest in institutions, gender, and innovation in ‘fragile’ economic development. Her research and work has looked in particular at (poorer) women’s enterprise participation in marginalised, conflict and refugee settings. She focuses on social inclusion/integration in business and value chains, and looks ahead to social outcomes from economic empowerment.
G.M. Gomez & H.A. Ritchie (2016). The Institutional Foundations of Civic Innovation. In K. Biekart, W. Harcourt & P. Knorringa (Eds.), Exploring Civic Innovation for Social and Economic Transformation (Routledge Studies in Development Economics) (pp. 20-40). Abington, UK; New York, NY: Routledge