Issues specific to urban and rural contexts, including migration, environment, economics, food systems, and property rights.


News: A fair share of village water

15/05/2019

A fair share of village water, Economic and Social Research Council, 26 April 2019

Scarce water resources in developing countries are under pressure from climate change, with droughts and extreme weather events particularly impacting rural communities that depend on farming for their survival. Living on this knife edge means that water resources become ever more precious, with a clear potential for conflicts between farmers and other water users.

News: Energy on the Move: comparing energy practices among informal settlers in capital cities of Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria and South Sudan

14/01/2019
ESRC-DFID grant-holder, Ben Campbell, highlights how energy resilience narratives are providing culturally nuanced information on poor peoples' energy needs, vulnerabilities and precarities.

News: 'Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty' take a look at this snapshot of the event so far

03/12/2018

The ‘Power of Partnership: Research to Alleviate Poverty’ conference recently took place in Delhi, India from 3-5 December.

The event focused on the ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research as it approaches its final phase. 

Urban Africa: Risk and Capacity (Urban ARC) is a three year programme of research and capacity building that aims to reduce disaster risk in urban sub-Saharan Africa by breaking cycles of risk accumulation. The programme aims to do this by building a community of practice including sub-Saharan, African and international researchers and practitioners that can provide a structured assessment of risk accumulation and reduction dynamics.

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