To what extent does the fit between personal values and the organizational values of an IO foster the working motivation of its employees and volunteers?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?
What are the barriers and opportunities for compost-based urban farming and gardening in Dschang, Cameroon and Lausanne, Switzerland?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
What are the effects of the financialisation of the commodity trading on local lives and what are the policy recommendations to be drawn for Swiss and international regulatory actors?
How can the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) effectively contribute to the integration of those left-behind by the declining social aid and create solidarity for these vulnerable groups?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
What are the effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
How is the plurality of urban cultural heritage perceived and how is it taken into account in the urban development in Beijing, Mexico and Rome?
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?
How do cultural events and public art affect urban safety in African cities?
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 opportunities and limits of bilateral talks between Switzerland and Europe? Could a single framework agreement bring together the existing treaties?
Why was no multilateral regulation against capital flight and international tax evasion implemented between 1945 and 1970?
How can a neurological look at the dynamics of emotions in general and fear in particular help finding better strategies in conflict prevention and / or resolution?
What are the recent trends of non-core multilateral aid ? To what extent do they threaten aid effectiveness through an increased fragmentation and proliferation of funds ?
What are the consumption patterns of the growing middle classes in emerging countries? What are the environmental and social impacts of these practices? How can more sustainable consumption pathways be reached?
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 can the EU’s Hotspot approach to migration tell us about the impact of infrastructure on migration management?
What is the involvement of corporations in symbolic reparations (SR) in Colombia, Germany and South Africa?
How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
To what extent does the concept of gridlock apply to the global health governance and account for its deficiencies? What is the potential for reform?
What forms do intersectional human rights violations and multiple discrimination take and how could the United Nations’ human rights protection mechanisms better address these issues?
To what extent do institutional reforms and participation mechanism increase the external stakeholder input in formal and informal governance arrangements?