I am an FWO post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Policy. I conduct research on natural resources, armed conflict, health and migration. Geographically, I mostly work on Sub-Saharan Africa, especially Benin and the Democratic Republic of Congo. I try to answer policy-relevant questions, such as: How do mineral resources relate to armed conflict? Does trust in public institutions affect the uptake of vaccines? What motivates households to host internally displaced individuals? Does electrification impact socio-economic development, security and conservation?