Development Policies and Practices

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Here are the research projects dealing with issues of Development Policies and Practices. You will also find the list of recent publications related to this cluster.


A Feminist Analysis of Social and Solidarity Economy Practices: Views from Latin America and India

Dr Christine Verschuur, funded by SNIS. December 2015–November 2017.
This research project aims at understanding the practices, social relations and power relations in relation to social reproduction within the social and solidarity economy.
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Land Commercialization, Gendered Agrarian Transformation, and the Right to Food

Professor Elisabeth Prügl with Dr Christophe Gironde and Dr Fenneke Reysoo, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) within their joint Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d Programme). February 2015–January 2018.
This project applies a right-to-food and gender-equality perspective to examining changes in food security in the wake of land commercialization in two case countries, Cambodia and Ghana. It seeks to answer three research questions:  (1) What gendered changes in livelihoods arise from contemporary processes of land commercialization, and how do these affect food security? (2) How do local, national, and international gendered power constellations and policies influence changes in food security? (3) How does the promotion of gender equality and the right to food affect changes in food security?
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