Making a living and securing basic necessities in challenging environments. Including issues such as: social protection, climate change, resource scarcity, human capital, disabilities, resilience, and wellbeing.
Principal Investigator: Naila Kabeer. Lead Organistion: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Co-investigator: Ashwini Deshpande (University of Delhi)
Principal investigator: Philippe LeMay-Boucher. Lead Organisation: Heriot-Watt University
Co-investigators:Agnes Zabsonre; Louise Grogan; Gilles-Armand
Since the turn of the century low and middle income countries have introduced or expanded programmes providing direct transfers to families in poverty or extreme poverty as a means of strengthening their capacity to exit poverty.
Principal Investigator: Patrick James Nolen. Lead Organistion: University of Essex
Co-investigators: Isaac Osei-Akoto (University of Ghana) and Edoardo Masset (Institute of Development Studies)
Global poverty looks radically different in the 21st century as climate-related events, political-religious conflicts and economic growth-inequality nexuses add to persistent forms of social exclusion based on gender, race, and class.
The research responds to the unprecedented emergence of global environmental norms intended to reconcile natural resource management with poverty alleviation. Prominent examples of such norms are the social safeguards included in global conventions and the human rights-based rulings of international courts.