How can a capability based approach help explain the widening gap in development and what insights can be derived to combat poverty efficiently?
What are the best political and institutional responses in case of fiscal crisis?
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?
Which types of intertemporal cost distributions are likely to find majority support in industrialised emitter countries?
What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?
How can raising awareness, better prevention and treatment help individuals suffering from Noma, the “neglected disease”?
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 political orders put in place by rebel movements and how do they influence the post-war state formation?
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?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
What is the contribution of skilled migrants to the innovation capacity of the host country?
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 key parameters of the asylum process that affect the subsequent integration of refugees?
How can we improve international arrangements for pathogen- and benefit-sharing to ensure health security for all?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
What are the design, evolution, and effects of the international investment agreements currently in practice?
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?