Rie  Makita Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Rie Makita

Gakushuin University

I am teaching sustainable development issues, with a particular attention to rural areas in developing countries. My research interests include the impact of global value chains and agricultural innovations on smallholders and landless laborers, sustainable livelihoods under agrarian change, and the compatibility of poverty reduction with natural resource management. I have conducted fieldwork in multiple world regions for development planning as well as for academic research.


2016  Professor, the Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University
2011  Associate Professor, Rikkyo University, Graduate School of Social Design Studies
2008  Research Fellow, the University of Tokyo, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (based in the Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India)
2007  Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wollongong (Australia), Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies
1998  Consultant, International Development Center of Japan
1995  Research Fellow, the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan


    PhD, Australian National University, Canberra, 2006
    MPS, Cornell University, Ithaka, NY, 1995

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Development geography, political ecology, case study methods

Personal Interests

    Qualified as Yoga instructor.


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