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. ...

Internet access and use in rural Tanzania

Abstract: Ensuring access to the internet for individuals in all parts of the world has been an important priority for country governments and development institutions in decades. The reason is that individuals on the wrong side of the so-calle ...

Smallholders’ Narratives of Land Conflict – In the Context of Large-Scale Investments

Abstract: Attracting large-scale investment is an integral part of Tanzania’s current land development policies, of which the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is the latest initiative. This study questions the SAG ...

What Is In It for Me? – A Case Study of Land Tenure Systems In Suburban Maputo

Abstract: With an outset in existing studies pointing to increasing tenure insecurity in an informal settlement in Mozambique’s capital Maputo, this thesis explores to whether increased tenure insecurity increases the demand for land righ ...

Employment generation and labour market regulation: A case study of Viet Nam

The overall objective of the research project is to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between labour market regulation, wages and employment. The project is based mostly on survey data of small and medium manufacturing fi ...

Military Lives and Livelihoods – Morality, Gender and Militarization in northern Uganda

The project is an investigation into the lives, futures, and military livelihood strategies of a generation of war-affected youth in Acholiland on the Uganda/Sudan border. Due to ongoing peace talks in the wake of 20-year long conflict between the U ... Project Completion Report: The research sheds light on processes of state becoming and political subjectivity in northem Uganda, an area recovering after decades of devastating war and a historically antagonistic relationship between the stat ...

Media impact on popular perception of democracy in rural Ghana: Does Radio Matter?

Abstract:
Ghana is known as a consolidated liberal democracy. However, liberal democratic perceptions in the population might not be as widespread and how does radio impact these perceptions amongst the people living in rural areas of Ghan ...

Broken Promises and Brutal realities: implementation of the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord in Bangladesh

Abstract: Negotiated peace settlements terminating a civil war are different from the interstate wars, as one of the counterparts; usually the rebels have to disarm and cease to exist. It thereby creates a possibility for the government to take ...

Medicines for Life: Living with Antiretroviral Therapy in Uganda

The overall purpose of this Ph.D. study is to illuminate and analyse clients' and providers' experiences with distribution and access of ART over time so as to improve the quality and sustainability of programmes of care and prevention. It b ... Project Completion Report: The focus of the Ph.D. thesis is how the efforts to access and live with lifelong treatment made by people with different social and economic resources, are recognized, supported, and hindered by the various care prog ...

Clients and Providers in Ugandan ART Programmes

Project Completion Report: The focus of the Ph.D. thesis is how the efforts to access and live with lifelong treatment made by people with different social and economic resources, are recognized, supported, and hindered by the various care pr ...

The tax exemptions of aid agencies and the institutional capacity of Tanzania Revenue Authority

Abstract
The thesis is based on a qualitative single-case study in Tanzania. The research data comprises twenty-one semi-structured interviews with governmental aid agencies (donors) and public authorities in Tanzania conducted between Apr ...
 

Torn-up bodies/torn-up lives: Towards a phenomenology of the modes in which Karen refugees experience, cope, and imaginatively engage in alternate futures in lifeworlds contaminated by landmines

Abstract: This thesis is based on 4 ½ months fieldwork in a refugee camp in Thailand among Karens injured my landmines. In the camp I learnt that the situation here engendered a deep seated sense of dependency and lingering sense of deat ...

Performing Criticism. Nepalese Theatre between Art, Development and Politics

Abstract Nepal has experienced fundamental societal changes during the last 30 years following popular protests that in 1990 lead to the replacement of a repressive autocratic government with a parliamentary democracy. The new political system ...

Generations and social activism: new forms of youth organisation in Egypt

This PhD project investigates a new and emergent form of youth activism in Egypt. Lately, a growing number of young Egyptians have started to engage in society in order to solve youth-related problems and contributing to social reform and developmen ... Project Completion Report: The project has explored processes of subjectivity formation and development of generational consciousness among a group of young Muslim volunteers in Cairo engaged in society through Resala, a large Muslim NGO. Fol ...

Economic Governance and Development in Vietnam and Mozambique

This research programme is an inquiry into: (i) why two developing countries, Vietnam and Mozambique, have achieved exceptionally high and consistent annual rates of economic progress for more than 15 years, (ii) whether the benefits of growth were ... Project Completion Report: The Economic Governance and Development in Vietnam and Mozambique research program was an inquiry into (i) why two developing countries, Vietnam and Mozambique, have achieved exceptionally high and consistent annual ...

Better Fortunes? Better Fortunes? An Anthropological Study of Sino-Zambian Encounters at Chinese Workplaces in Zambia

Abstract: Zambia is, for many Chinese people, a land of opportunity. During the last decade, the number of Chinese coming to live, work and do business in Zambia, has increased substantially, causing for countless of Zambians and Chinese to wor ...

Commoditizing Shit: An Anthropological Guide to Combating Health Problems with Business

Abstract
As more and more people organise themselves into urban settings, sanitation becomes a significant and complex challenge. In many developing countries infrastructure is unable to match the sanitation needs of the population. Ghana ...

Becoming a True Activist. Perspectives on Student Activism in Burkina Faso

Abstract
This thesis investigates the social, political and personal struggles of student activists in Burkina Faso. It is based on three months of ethnographic fieldwork among activists in the largest national student union, National Asso ...

Keeping up Appearances – Gender and Ideal Womanhood in Postsocialist Mongolia

The thesis addresses and the changes experienced by the Mongolian family since the fall of Soviet socialism. Based on 12 months fieldwork in Ulaanbaatar and previous 3.5 years work and residence in Mongolia since 1994 the thesis explores both persis ...