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

Blog: Urbanisation, motorcycle taxi transport and food-security in Africa’s ‘secondary cities’

Jul 2019
A recent workshop in Kisumu, Kenya, brought together researchers on motorcycle taxis, mobility and track construction and urban food-security with relevant civil society groups and local policy makers with the hope of exploring local policy opportunities to support the role of urban/rural motorcycle taxi transport in addressing urban food security challenges.

News: A fair share of village water


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

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


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. 


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