André Leliveld is a development economist and holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He does research on informal insurance and social-support systems and community-based (health) insurance schemes in Africa, particularly in Togo, Uganda and Swaziland. His current research project in this field is a study of the effects of community-based health insurance in Togo on the economic well-being and health status of participants. More recently, his research interests also include structural transformation processes in African economies and the effects on (youth) employment and labour protection.
André Leliveld was the coordinator for Uganda at the Tracking Development project from 2006 till 2012.
He co-leads with Ton Dietz the Islands of state effectiveness and African agriculture research stream of the ‘Initiating and Sustaining Developmental Regimes in Africa' project funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.