Principal Investigator: Miguel Alexandre Fonseca. Lead Organisation: University of Exeter

Co-investigators: Surajeet Chakravarty; Sugata Marjit     

Principal Investigator: Robin Stuart Burgess. Lead Organisation: London School of Economics & Pol Sci

Focusing on the ‘food crisis’ since 2007, this research examines right-to-food movements and riots over food prices in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique and addresses the question, How can governments be made more accountable for ensuring access to food?

Principal investigator: Sayantan Ghosal. Lead Organisation: University of Warwick

Chinese medicine, Edward N. Johnson, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
This multi-disciplinary project combines anthropological fieldwork with archival and interview-based research to investigate the conditions that make possible continuing inappropriate use of medicines in South Asia.
How does the relationship between populations living in areas of conflict, and armed non-state actors, result in forms of local governance and affect livelihoods? Based on work in Colombia, India, Lebanon, Niger and South Africa.
Markets in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Case studies in four cities with different legal traditions, Dar es Salaam, Ahmedabad, Durban and Dakar, draw on extensive interviews with street traders, local authorities and others, to contribute to improved policy development.
More UK aid supplies land in earthquake-hit Nepal
The research spans low-income, aid-dependent states that are landlocked (Malawi, Zambia), Island economies (Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea), and also transition economies (China, India) and addresses the salary gap that exists between aid workers working for different agencies.

The mobilisation of grassroots communities is a core commitment of current health and development policies, but is often difficult to achieve. This research examined two uniquely successful community mobilisation projects led by sex workers in India, with the aim of understanding the social conditions that support effective grassroots development.

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Using data from semi-arid tropical regions on four production technologies on different scales, the researchers explore how capital, technology and labour are combined to produce commodities, affect climate, and livelihoods.

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