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

News: From period poverty to oil in Kenya – showcasing research at the Festival of Social Science
The Impact Initiative is excited to announce that it will be hosting two events as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, 7-9 November 2018.
Principal Investigator: Mark Pelling. Lead Organisation: Kings College London.
 
Co-Investigator: Bruce D Malamud (Kings College London); Blessing Meru (frican Population and Health Research Center, APHRC); Adriana Elizabeth Allen;  (University College Lonodon); Cassidy Anne Johnson (University College London): Susan Marion Parnell (University of Bristol); Mtafu A.Z.
Blog: Including migrant perspectives in urban planning
“This is a first test of the idea that new migrants are critical in planning and building new cities. If new populations are invisible, the cities will not work for them, nor they for the shared vision of the city.”
Aftermath of the fire at Sat'tola slum at Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Principal Investigator: Michael Collyer. Lead Organisation: University of Sussex

Co-investigators: JoAnn McGregor; William Andrew Baldwin; Laura Christine Hammond; Dominic Robert Kniveton; Richard Black; Saleemul Huq; Kudzai Chatiza; Danesh Jayatilaka

Picture shows a farmer and his wife with their store of maize crops - they have 7 children and 5 grandchildren. The maize is a drought tolerant variety.
This research seeks to generate robust, urgently needed evidence to address the critical knowledge gaps in order to inform policy debates and thinking on the further development of the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme in Kenya.

Principal Investigator: Patrick James Nolen. Lead Organistion: University of Essex

Co-investigators: Isaac Osei-Akoto (University of Ghana) and Edoardo Masset (Institute of Development Studies)

Principal Investigator: Saurabh Arora. Lead Organisation: University of Sussex

Co-investigators: Ian Scoones; Vijayabaskar Manimegalai; Cosmas Milton Obote Ochieng; Ajit Menon; Andy Stirling; Yusuf Dirie; Rebecca Maren White

Principal Investigators: Thomas Sikor and Mark Zeitoun. Lead Organisation: University of East Anglia

Co-investigators: Nada Ali; Janet Fisher; Heike Schroeder; Hari Prasad Dhungana; Michael Mason

Principal Investigator: Robert Adrian Hope. Lead Organisation: University of Oxford

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