Dr. Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco

Research programme: Environmental Governance

Function: Senior Researcher

Specialization: Ecological economy

Work areas:

  • Conservation and natural resources management
  • Ecosystem services and society
  • Ecological distribution conflicts
  • Biodiversity and climate change
  • Political ecology


since 01/2018 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Research Programme "Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability"
03/2014-12/2017 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, Department "Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management"
09/2009-12/2013 Wageningen University. Water Resources Management Group, The Netherlands
PhD Researcher: PES, peasants and power in Andean watersheds: Power relations and payment for environmental services projects in Colombia and Ecuador
09/2006-06/2009 Wageningen University, The Netherlands
MSc in Environmental Sciences (Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy)
07/2008-08/2008 Wageningen University.  Environmental Economics and Natural resources Group, The Netherlands
Assistantship:  Optimized strategies for risk assessment of industrial chemicals through integration of non-test and test information
09/2007-04/2008 Agricultural Economics Research Institute / Landbouw Economisch Instituut (LEI), The Netherlands
Intern in the Programme water for food and ecosystems: Economic dimensions of water
06/2002-06/2006 Biological Resource Research Institute Alexander von Humboldt/ Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Colombia
09/1997-09/2003 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Bachelor in Economics


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Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces