How do emotions and cultural differences affect communication in multi-linguistic negotiations?
How can new institutional arrangements help reconcile livelihood-relevant factors of local populations with the UN program for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)?
How can livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmers in Colombia and Bolivia be improved through the scaling-up to high-quality coffee products?
How is land management in mountains being affected by migration, climate changes and hazard events in Cochabamba region (Bolivia) and Dhankuta District (Nepal)?
How do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
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?
This project engages in a comparative enquiry into the triple dynamics of race, space and “illegality” in the reproduction
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
To what extend do information and communicaton technologies contribute to sustainable macroeconomic development? What is the influence of foreign investment?
How do green public spaces meet the human needs and contribute to the societal wellbeing in urban settings and according to cultural context and across social groups?
What is the involvement of corporations in symbolic reparations (SR) in Colombia, Germany and South Africa?
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?
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?
What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
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?
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 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 effectiveness and the impact of public-private partnerships for advancing the Sustainable Development Goals?
What are the political orders put in place by rebel movements and how do they influence the post-war state formation?
How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
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 individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
What are the impacts of LSLA on the local food system and how do they affect the decision-making processes of both men and women regarding household food security ?