Andrea Binder

Andrea Binder

Non-Resident Fellow

Andrea Binder is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and a Gates Cambridge Scholar at the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her PhD studies focus on the relationship between offshore finance – as tax havens and international banking hubs – and the power of the state.

In 2017 she was adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, teaching a course on offshore finance. Between 2011 and 2014, Andrea served as a GPPi associate director, co-heading GPPi’s work on humanitarian action and innovation in development. Between 2006 and 2011 she worked for the institute as a research associate. In her eight years with GPPi, she was involved in many research projects and evaluations, focusing on the politics of humanitarianism and innovation in development. Andrea has conducted field research in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, the Central African Republic, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, and Great Britain.

Before joining GPPi in March 2006, Andrea worked as a teaching fellow in international relations at the University Tübingen, Germany. Her work experience also includes assignments with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Policy Planning Unit of the German Foreign Office in Berlin.

Andrea studied political science, economics and rhetoric at the University of Augsburg and the University of Tübingen; the Graduate Institute of International Studies (HEI) in Geneva; and the Institut d'études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France. She received her master’s in political science and international relations from the University of Tübingen in 2005. She received scholarships from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg. 

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish

Recent Publications

Research Paper 01 August 2010

Humanitarian Assistance: Truly Universal? A Mapping Study of Non-Western Donors

by Andrea Binder, Claudia Meier, Julia Steets
GPPi Research Paper No. 12

Report 01 April 2010

Cluster Approach Evaluation II Synthesis Report

by Julia Steets, Andrea Binder, Susanna Krüger, Claudia Meier, François Grünewald, Véronique de Geoffroy, Domitille Kauffmann, B. Sokpoh
ISAC Cluster Approach Evaluation, 2nd Phase

Commentary 20 January 2010

Fünf Lebenslügen über Haiti

by Andrea Binder
Financial Times Deutschland

Article 01 December 2009

Improving Humanitarian Assistance: A Transatlantic Agenda for Action

by Julia Steets, Andrea Binder, Kai Koddenbrock
Humanitarian Aid on the move - Groupe URD Newsletters #4

Commentary 01 November 2009

Improving the Implementation of Lessons Learned: Gender and Local Capacity in EU and U.S. Humanitarian Assistance

by Andrea Binder
Humanitarian Assistance: Improving US-European Cooperation