Production, industry and labour market

Climate change and global value chains in Bangladesh

Research project This research and capacity building project will investigate how the garment/textile value chains connecting Europe/Bangladesh are being reconfigured in response to climate change. Our research will answer the following questions: How are the garment ...
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Private-sector cash transfers (CASH-IN)

Research project The overall objective of CASH-IN is to investigate whether and to what extent privately managed cash transfers (PrivCTs) are politicized by ruling elites and how this affects inclusive sustainable growth and state-society relations. Cash transfers ha ...
Period: 2020-09-1 to 2025-05-31 Countries: Tanzania Uganda Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: Makerere University (MAK), Uganda University of Dodoma (UDOM), Tanzania Project code: 19-05-RUC Total grant: 11,944,444 DKK
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Decent Work and Inclusive Industrialization in Ethiopia

Research project Project summary Sub-Saharan African (SSA) governments are looking for sectors that can drive inclusive growth in the context of large youth populations, high under- and unemployment, and previous growth trajectories that did not create enough jo ... First Year Report The fourth PhD was hired: Blen Telayneh Melesse; she is a lecturer in anthropology. Due to covid travel restrictions, we held a virtual inception workshop for the whole team on 12 June 2020. All contracts were signed. We procee ...
Period: 2020-02-1 to 2025-01-31 Countries: Ethiopia Lead institution: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Partner institutions: Mekelle University (MU), Ethiopia University of Vienna (UNIVIE), Austria London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom Project code: 19-01-RUC Total grant: 10,314,166 DKK
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Circular Bioeconomy for the Kenyan Dairy Sector

Research project The idea of circular bioeconomy (CBE) is gaining broad interest as global environmental challenges become monumental and demand a shift from linear production-consumption models to circular models. CBE is particularly relevant for lower-middle income ...
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Crowdfunding for Youth Entrepreneurship in Tanzania

Research project Project summary The literature highlights some of the limitations of traditional debt financing as a response to the youth entrepreneurs’ financing needs. Funding becomes a matter of friends and family, and local dealers all represent a limited ... First year report Data and prototype to be used in the lab experiment has been collected. Lab experiment has been designed in CBS, the lab experiment will be conducted in Spain in the first half of 2020.
Period: 2020-02-1 to 2024-01-30 Countries: Tanzania Lead institution: Mzumbe University (MU), Tanzania Partner institutions: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), Tanzania Project code: 18-15-TAN Total grant: 11,812,788 DKK
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Overcoming barriers to improving OHS among SMEs in Myanmar

Research project In the wake of the Rana Plaza accident the recent years have witnessed increased interests among scholars, global brands, policy-makers and NGOs in occupational health and safety (OHS) among companies in developing countries (Huq et al 2016). However ... First year report The project aims at understanding how knowledge about occupational health and safety is shared (/dissemination) among garment SMEs in clusters in greater Yangon. Yangon is considered an institutional void context. To be able to a ...
Period: 2020-02-1 to 2023-03-31 Countries: Myanmar Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: Yangon Technological University (YTU), Myanmar Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Project code: 19-M08-SDU Total grant: 4,999,946 DKK
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Enhancing Effectiveness of Vocational Education – EEVE

Research project This project aims to improve the performance of vocational colleges in Vietnam. Through pilot surveys in Hanoi, we identified two key challenges. First, students graduate without the skills demanded in the labour market. Second, there is mismatch bet ... First year report The original timeline for project implementation proved infeasible due to the onset of COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. International travel stopped and the baseline student survey could not be implemented as planned. Due to the time-l ...
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Safety and health and audit practices in Bangladesh

Research project The fast industrial development from a low income to a middle-income country such as Bangladesh carries a risk for safety and health of the workers, which may also jeopardise the economic development. Occupational safety and health (OSH) is therefore ... First year report 1. Project organisation established. Bi-weekly management meetings. Working groups on audit market study, literature review and field study methodology established. Financial procedures agreed upon. 2. Kick off workshop organi ...
Period: 2020-03-1 to 2023-02-28 Countries: Bangladesh Lead institution: University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark Partner institutions: Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS), Bangladesh Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Team Working Life Aps (TWL), Denmark Project code: 19-M01-SDU Total grant: 4,992,320 DKK
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