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Linxiu Zhang

Country of origin: China Currently in: China, Beijing General field of specialization: Social and Economic Sciences
Academic Background


1995 Doctorate Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Social and Economic Sciences

Policy relevant studies on rural development, particularly on poverty alleviation, poverty-environment dynamics, labor market development, public investments, ecosystem management, sustainable livelihoods

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Director, UN Environment Programme-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP), a joint center between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and UN Environment Programme. The center endeavors to provide science, policy and capacity services to developing countries to integrate ecosystem management approaches into national policies and plans that enhance the delivery of ecosystem services for the wellbeing of humanity. Professor Zhang used to be the Director/deputy director of Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy of CAS. She is now affiliated with the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research of CAS as a senior research fellow and professor. She is also a member of Expert Advisory Committee of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China.

Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Nov 2013
TWAS-Celso Furtado Prize in Social Sciences awarded to Linxiu Zhang For her contribution to poverty alleviation through research on enhancing human capital in rural areas in China

Other Awards

Oct 2014
TWAS Fellow

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