Senior Research Fellow
Damien Jourdain is a CIRAD Agricultural and Natural Resources Economist,
working with the UMR “Water Management, Uses, Actors” (G-EAU). He
holds a PhD in Agricultural, Food and Rural Development Economics from
the University of Montpellier.
At the Center for the Study of Governance
Innovation, University of Pretoria, he is mainly interested in economic
instruments leading to a better governance of natural resources,
especially water. He is located and works closely with the Centre for
Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), Faculty of Natural
and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Pretoria (UP).
His research program focuses on:
1. The economic value of hydro-ecosystems,
2. The impacts of water allocation policies (efficiency, equity) and
the potential implications for the food and energy sectors, and
3. The economic and institutional instruments conducive to a reduction in water
consumption by the different sectors.
Previously, he was seconded to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
in Thailand (2010-17), the Social Sciences Division of the International
Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Vietnam (2006-10), the International
Center for the Improvement of (CIMMYT) in Mexico (1997-2002), and the
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
(ESCAP) in Thailand (1991-1995).