Bastiaan Quast, from The Netherlands, living in Geneva, 29 years old.
You can download my Curriculum Vitae here.
- PhD Development Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
- Research Assistant, Centre for Finance and Development, Geneva
- Research Assistant, Centre on Conflict, Development, and Peacebuilding
I am currently working on the second phase field study of the impact of the Initiative Nationale pour le Developpement Humain (Moroccan National Initiative for Human Development) on social cohesion in supported communes. Together with CFD Director Jean-Louis Arcand, Mattias Rieger, and Tu Chi Nguyen (The World Bank, no profile, internally known as t.c.nguyen19, funny TEDx talk here).
Together with the KoBo Toolbox designers from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, we (with Cogtina) conducted a baseline study in Conakry (Guinea) as part of a police reform project called police de proximite.
Formerly a Teaching Assitant at The Graduate Institute, teaching statistics in weekly workshops to a group of thirty master students. As well as supervising a group three masters students in an Applied Research Seminar.
Interested in development economics, IT, open-source & open content. Hates typing on smartphones, 3DSecureCode systems for online payments, lack of bikelanes in Geneva (compared to home). Has no musical talent or rhythm in general. Would like to be better at programming, but generally to disorganised to be good at it. Reasonably good with Linux, R and LaTeX.
Would like to work on Bitcoin and its role in development economics. Particularly in connecting one of Bitcoin’s great potentials - remittances - with a home-grown developing-world technological-innovation: mobile banking.