University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Social Sciences

Building Resilience to Climate Change in Ethiopia

Project summary This project is a collaborative research project between the Development Economics Research Group and the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. It will compare and evaluate the drivers of resilience to climate change examinin ...

Militarization, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda

Project summary This project on militarisation, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda will examine the concept of militarisation in Uganda and its implications for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 16 on peace, justice and strong instituti ...

Emerging Epidemics: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa showed how rapidly an infectious disease can spread within and across borders. The overall ambition of this project is to identify key elements for a ‘smart foresighting system’ for early detection of infectio ... First-year report: The project "EMERGING EPIDEMICS: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso" has a strong capacity building component. Three Burkinabe PhD students have been recruited through an open announcement process and all PhD students have ...

REintegration through Active Labour Market reforms

Prioritizing an inclusive growth agenda, the Government of Myanmar is highlighting a well-functioning and sufficiently regulated labour market as a key element for success. It has therefore set in motion a myriad of labour market initiatives with the ...

Living Together with Chronic Disease: Informal Support for Diabetes Management in Vietnam

Global health is in transition: across the globe, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose urgent challenges to individuals, families and governments, hitting the world’s poor particularly hard. Due to their extensive human and economic costs, NCDs are ... First-year report The project’s immediate objectives are:
1.To generate new knowledge about the role of informal social support in everyday disease management among people with type 2 diabetes, thereby strengthening the basis for devel ...

The Impact of Violence on Reproductive Health Tanzania and Vietnam (PAVE)

This project begins from the assumption that to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), intimate partner violence (IPV) must be addressed. Research shows that violence against women is associated with significant SRH problems and t ... Project Completion Report: In Tanzania and Vietnam, all data collection has been carried out according to plan. The PAVE project data sets include detailed epidemiological information about pregnant women’s exposure to intimate partner violen ...

Fragile futures: Rural lives in times of conflict

The West African region receives increased international attention due to its fragile security situation. Conflicts in neighbouring countries now also threaten the peace and stability in Burkina Faso. Recently, security issues have emerged in the no ... Project completion report: ’Fragile Futures: Rural Lives in Times of Conflict’, is a five-year collaborative project between the University of Ouagadougou, Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS) and the University of Copenhagen. ...

Domestic Violence and Intra-household bargaining

Abstract: Violence against women is a serious problem in many developing countries, and Tanzania has a higher than average of prevalence of violence against women compared to other Sub-Saharan countries. There are both equity and efficiency r ...
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