Urban/Rural

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

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Projects & Publications

Each project is summarised to describe the work of the research grant recipients and their intended impact and outputs. This view shows projects mapped to the locations where the research was carried out.

Projects have been assigned one of eight primary cross-cutting themes. To see all the projects grouped under a particular theme click on that topic in the menu bar. You can also use the search fields to find projects or their related outputs grouped by country, keywords, location, organisation, or people who were the named grantees for the project or publication authors. You can make multiple selections. Use The Impact Initiative logo in the top left of the screen or the home icon to return to the home page.

Research for policy and practice

Urban community resilience

Whilst cities have the potential to be great drivers of improvements in human wellbeing, impoverishment is an unrelenting feature of urban life. Explores urban community resilience from Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Nepal, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.
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Impact story

Urbanisation in Somali Cities

How research has captured the experiences of displaced people in four Somali cities and provided spaces for them to raise their concerns with policymakers.
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Impact story

Water Management in Burkina Faso

Setting up 'Innovation Platforms' around water reservoirs has led diverse members of rural communities to manage their most precious resource in harmony.
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Research for policy and practice

Water security

This selection of ESRC-DFID funded research explores the realities facing people for whom water insecurity is a daily threat in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.
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