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    Research

    Around 80 per cent of our research was rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the UK government's most recent nationwide assessment.

    Research

    Our work engages with some of the most urgent challenges of the 21st century: from security and global governance, to migration and human rights; from poverty and inequality to technological innovation and enterprise; from children and youth to urban transformation.

    Our approach is unique because we address the structural roots of poverty and power on the one hand, and the international as well as the national dimensions of development on the other. We value field experience, primary data collection, comparative research, novel methodologies and innovative theory and analysis.

    Our research is clustered around four major thematic areas, which are in turn embedded in, and illuminated by, the study of specific regions of the developing world. You can find out more about our research themes and regions using the links to the left.

    You can also find out about the work of our externally funded research groups and major projects, where a large part of our research activity is carried out, as well as exploring the real-world impact of our findings.

    Alternatively, browse all our research activity below.

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    Shining a light on 'under the radar' innovation in low income countries
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    Survey design and data collection methods for gender analysis
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    Intrahousehold decision-making, livelihoods, and household water choices in Kenya
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    REACH-WISER (Water InSecurity Equity and Resilience)
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    Borders, Global Governance and the Refugee, 1947–1951
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    Preparing for the future: youth/self-making in the waiting rooms of India’s economic reforms
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    The political economy of universal social policy
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    'We should not take identity out of the question, we should question identity': Explorin...
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    ‘Lonely mountains?’: Participation as a tool for studying and measuring social isolation in Appala...
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    'Quando Era Jovem…/When I was young…': An Intergenerational Oral History of Youth in Map...
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    Promoting understanding of humanitarian nutrition and shelter
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    Social Cohesion as a Humanitarian Objective?
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    When states disarm societies: consolidating violence in Bangladesh
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    Formalisation within the mining sector in Peru
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    Ebolarchive: Listening to the unheard voices of the DRC 10th Ebola outbreak
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    Experiences of an Ebola vaccine trial in Goma, DRC
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