Security in development and conflict contexts, including issues such as: local governance, education, religion, and gender.

Tackling increasing resource scarcity is one of the major challenges to policy-makers in developing countries. An important aspect of resource scarcity involves public goods. Lack of public goods, like health and education, can significantly reduce the welfare of individuals and households and often this affects the poorest the most. In India, these issues are amplified by the existence of a long-standing social structure based around caste and religion.

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.
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Based on a comparison of 20 migrant villages in three major Chinese cities, and slums in other developing countries; analysis includes housing development and regulation, with learnings from workshops and capacity building.

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