State building, governance and civil society

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), Department of Social Sciences and Business Partner institutions: Makerere University, Uganda University of Dodoma (UDOM), Tanzania Project code: 19-05-RUC Total grant: 11,944,444 DKK
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Including Pastoralism in Community Forests, Tanzania

Research project Pastoralist and Agropastoralist (PAP)-farmer conflicts in Tanzania appear to be increasing. These conflicts cause distress and loss of assets and lives, including deaths, disabilities, the killing of livestock in addition to the destruction of crops, ...
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Certifications of Citizenship in Africa

Research project CERTIZENS is an interdisciplinary, multi-layered research project which explores the complexities of regimes of citizen certification and the forms of identification these generate, circulate, manage and attempt to control, in selected African settin ...
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Access-Authority Nexus in Farmer-Herder Conflicts

Research project The ‘Access-authority nexus in farmer-herder conflicts’ (AAN) project investigates the dynamic processes of formation and erosion of access, identities and authority in spatial and historical perspectives. Through a theoretical lens guided by politic ... First-year report: (a) Three PhD students have been recruited and enrolled in PhD study programs. They are presently taking taught courses; (b) Two postdocs have been recruited and have commenced work. One national forum (inception work ...
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Militarization, sustainable growth and peace in Uganda

Research project 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 institutions. The rationale be ... First-year report: Preliminary findings indicate enlarged military roles in large scale land acquisitions, forest resource and fisheries governance, and agriculture accompanied by a phasing out or domination of civilian structures with minimal t ...
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Global Norms and Violence Against Women in Ethiopia

Research project This project (GLOW) studies the role of global norms in development. It does so through a case study of the global norm on the elimination of violence against women (VAW) in Ethiopia. The norm was originally phrased in the Convention on the Eliminati ... First-year report: The project started 1 August, 2019, and did not obtain results in relation to the objectives, outputs and outcomes in 2019 or early 2020.
Period: 2019-08-1 to 2023-07-31 Countries: Ethiopia Lead institution: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Natural Resources and Development, Denmark Partner institutions: Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia The Peace and Development Center (PCD), Ethiopia Project code: 18-10-DIIS Total grant: 8,383,912 DKK
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Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping – D-SIP

Research project Participation of developing countries in institutions of global governance is key to the promotion of peace, security and stability. This project investigates links between UN peacekeeping contributions, domestic security provision and drivers of sta ... First-year report: The project, Domestic Security Implications of UN Peacekeeping in Ghana, has in its first year established a base from which to do the research. Through several meetings and an inception workshop in January 2019 with all team ...
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Emerging Epidemics: Improving Preparedness in Burkina Faso

Research project 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 ...
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