Kevin Arbizu Berrocal

Kevin Arbizu Berrocal


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Personal profile


I am a PhD Candidate at The School of International Development. My research is focused on evaluating the impacts of the mining industry on rural communities’ welfare in Peru. This research has mainly a quantitative approach, using quasi-experimental methods such as PSM and double-difference.

My main research interests are in the fields of extractive industries, impact evaluation, ESG, stakeholder engagement and economic valuation of environmental impacts.  

As part of my journey at UEA, I have supported academic activities as Associate Tutor for the module Qualitative Research Analysis (DEV-7036B). I have also collaborated with peer review activities for the Journal of Development Studies Research. I am currently working as Research Assistant for the project Ethiopian Diaspora in Higher Education.

With regards to my professional experience, I worked in the development of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment reports in the mining, oil, and gas industries in Peru, Kenya and the UK. I conducted several fieldwork activities and participated in consultation events and workshops with local key stakeholders. I worked with multidisciplinary teams to deliver socioeconomic baselines, socioeconomic impact assessment reports, cost-benefit analysis reports, ecosystem services baselines and economic valuation of environmental impacts for the mining, oil, and gas sectors.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, National Agrarian University La Molina

Master of Science, University of East Anglia