How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
How do cultural events and public art affect urban safety in African cities?
How can a geographical information system methodology contribute to address the governance of natural resources in terms of conservation and development?
When and how does increasing market power translate into regulatory power to shape the rules of international trade?
What forms do intersectional human rights violations and multiple discrimination take and how could the United Nations’ human rights protection mechanisms better address these issues?
What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?
What are the effects of market incentives made by public financial institutions on worker organisations and social dialogue according to ILO key labour standards?
How do developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
What are the recent trends of non-core multilateral aid ? To what extent do they threaten aid effectiveness through an increased fragmentation and proliferation of funds ?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
What are the patterns and impacts on the development of return skilled migration and how can the potential of scientific diasporas best be exploited for development?
How can a neurological look at the dynamics of emotions in general and fear in particular help finding better strategies in conflict prevention and / or resolution?
What are the consumption patterns of the growing middle classes in emerging countries? What are the environmental and social impacts of these practices? How can more sustainable consumption pathways be reached?
What are the legal obligations to protect and assist persons with disabilities during conflict and what are the policies and practices required to put these obligations into effect?
What are the corporate citizenship approaches of Swiss medium sized enterprises and large multinational corporations in their participation to the UN Global Compact?
What are the impacts of agricultural policies on the social and psychological situation of farmers?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
What are the practices, social relations and power relations to social reproduction within the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE)? What is the contribution of SSE to the renewal of public action and policies in the field of production and social reproduction?