Find out about some of the ongoing research projects at the School. These may be core funded or externally funded, and range from extensive, long term collaborations requiring fieldwork and data analysis to more individual areas of work.
The Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development addresses fragile and conflict situations globally – where countries are failing, or are at risk of failing, with respect to political auth
This project will bring together: leading academics on trade and development; leading UK businesses that import from developing countries; NGOs working in fairtrade and ethical sourcing, and govern
Exploring the role of norms, values, and narratives in establishing state legitimacy and the effective functioning of state organisations.
Analysis on how to incorporate behavioural science in the design of poverty reduction interventions.
Examining the phenomenon of 'thin political markets'.
Thomas Elston is working with Ruth Dixon on a project funded by the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust to look at how shared back-office services affect English local government administratio
This project seeks to understand which groups of individuals should be targeted by interventions that seek to reduce rates of early and forced marriage – including through keeping girls in school –
This project seeks to devise ways for African governments to foster the development of more productive industries.
Banks dominate the financial sectors of Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) and effective regulation is vital for financial stability and growth.