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This post-doctoral project at SUM investigates how business-peace interactions influence traditional Global North development mechanisms.
The shift of the global economy continues materialising. While production has been moving East and South for decades, a new shift is underway in the form of consumption. The number of middle-class consumers in Asia has now been estimated to be close to equal that of North America and Europe.
The purpose of this study is to go beyond typical project evaluations and single case studies and develop new research-based knowledge on the comparative impacts of aid on two crucial pillars of development – gender equality and food security.
The project seeks to account for electricity’s effect on women's empowerment, both as women use electricity’s services and become involved in its provision. The project highlights a comparison between centralized (grid) and decentralized systems and the effects on women’s empowerment.
The primary aim of this study is to investigate the transfer of global maternal health policies approached through the actions of international NGOs.
Research and dialogue on the dynamics of inequality reduction in different contexts.
This study will do a qualitative analysis of the receiving end of Chinese projects in Mozambique, focusing on how the projects stimulate local employment and industrialization.
This project looks at Vietnam’s development strategies and the ongoing socio-economic transformations in the country through a case study of the emerging transition from motorbikes to cars in Hanoi.
The importance of governance has been increasingly recognised in efforts to achieve poverty reduction and sustainable development. This area focuses on the way power is exercised in policy processes and negotiations between states, multilateral organisations, private companies and other non-state actors.
The aim of this multidisciplinary research group is to explore the theoretical and policy challenges associated with moving energy consumption in a more sustainable direction in countries of both the North and the South. Since energy, water and land use are all interlinked, the consumption of land and water will also constitute important research domains.
Despite several decades of development, efforts to radically reduce world poverty have enjoyed only moderate success. This interdisciplinary research area focuses on a set of interrelated sub-topics related to development and poverty reduction.