The role of the urban informal economy in poverty-reduction and peace-building in five post-conflict cities with different experiences: institutional struggles for state control, economic conflict over control of resources, social/political control and emergent governance.

Principal Investigator: Katherine Ann Brickell. Lead Organisation: Royal Holloway, University of London

Co-investigators: Bunnak Poch

Domestic violence (DV) is a one of the starkest collective failures of the international community in the 21st century. Although a growing number of laws have been passed to protect women, governments from around the world have struggled to convert promises into prevention.

Teresia Oloitai sells corn at the Maasai market in Tanzania
The 18 month study involves the analysis of high quality data collected from Dar-es-Salaam, and a contrasting rural site, Mbeya to explore how poor women engaged in formal or informal employment activities outside the home describe the impact of their work on their roles and relationships.

Principal Investigator: Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University)

Lead Organistion: University of Oxford

Co-investigators: Abigail Barr (University of Nottingham)

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