To what extent can regional governance architectures of mountainous areas contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals in terms of integration of sustainable development principles and of reduction of biodiversity loss?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
How is land management in mountains being affected by migration, climate changes and hazard events in Cochabamba region (Bolivia) and Dhankuta District (Nepal)?
What are the major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
What are the effects of market incentives made by public financial institutions on worker organisations and social dialogue according to ILO key labour standards?
What are the effects of Social Impact Bonds on the social service programs they finance?
What are the effects of different types of trade policy measures on global food price volatility and what local, alternative measures can be adopted to foster food security in volatile global markets?
What is the involvement of corporations in symbolic reparations (SR) in Colombia, Germany and South Africa?
What is the role of large-scale extractive investments in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and their contradictory dynamics?
What are the effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are the specific needs of users, especially women, with regard to water, sanitation and hygiene service provisions in public health facilities in India and Uganda?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
What are the factors that lead states and transnational actors to choose between formal intergovernmental organisations, informal intergovernmental organisations and transnational governance networks to structure their interactions and govern global problems?
What are the experiences of recently arrived Afghans in Europe and how is the understanding of home, belonging and the ‘self ‘shaped by gender? How does this understanding affect their capacity and willingness to engage with development in Afghanistan?
Do donors respond to the ebbs and flows of a peace process or is their behavior motivated by other factors that are exogenous to events within the conflict-torn country?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
How effective is the metabarcoding approach as a tool for measuring the status of marine biodiversity?
What are the political gains from trade agreements and what is their economic value in turn?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
What are the factors that shape the institutional design of recently adopted migration partnerships at a international, national and regional level?
What are the complex relationships between Schistosomiasis, agricultural production, and migration in an African context?
To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
What are the challenges of infertility in terms of public health concerns and social marginalisation in resource-poor settings in Nepal and India?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
How can potentially negative effects on local populations of large-scale land acquisitions be mitigated and what could institutions do to protect human rights of the affected population?
What are the opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?