Annika holds a Post-Doc position with the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, working at the intersection of law and social sciences on human rights and administrative law issues in developing countries. She completed her PhD in International Development Studies at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy in Bochum. Her book “Public Procurement Law in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Means to Curb Corruption?” has been published in 2017. Most recently, she has co-edited the volume "Corruption and Norms. Why Informal Rules Matter".

Annika has a background in European Studies (M.A.) and extensive work experience with the German Development Agency GIZ in Brussels. She is specialized in socio-legal research, qualitative research methods with fieldwork experience in several Sub-Saharan African countries, and teaches international law at the University of the Western Cape and the Ruhr University Bochum.

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Assessing Public Participation in Budget Processes: Assessment Toolkit & Indicators

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Collusion in public procurement contracts

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Political Party Accountability: Intra-party democracy, funding, and minimum standards for candidates

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Annika Engelbert


Ruhr University Bochum

Professional Title

Postdoctoral Researcher


  • Sub-Saharan Africa



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