How does rural-to-urban migration generated by climate change affect urbanization? What are the economic and political settings that contribute to or impede the emergence of political violence and conflicts?
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 effects of cross-border refugee flows and the possible spread of conflicts in host countries taking into account ethnical linkages?
To what extent does the fit between personal values and the organizational values of an IO foster the working motivation of its employees and volunteers?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
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 ?
To what extent can globalized economies offer increased opportunities to their populations in different socio-economic domains?
To what extent do institutional reforms and participation mechanism increase the external stakeholder input in formal and informal governance arrangements?
What are the mechanisms of differential inclusion and segregation of migrant workers in the agro-industrial labour markets?
What are the generalised, large scale factors of the environment-migration relationship and to what extent is it conditional on various individual, socio-economic, and political factors?
How widespread is the increased susceptibility of insecticide-resistant Anopheles mosquitoes to Plasmodium infection and what are the risks associated with this phenomenon in relationship to the use of bed nets and insecticides? What policies should be adopted to reduce the risk of a major crisis in malaria control?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
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?
How is land management in mountains being affected by migration, climate changes and hazard events in Cochabamba region (Bolivia) and Dhankuta District (Nepal)?
What are the effects of cross-border migration in the southwestern Amazon on the transmission of two neglected tropical diseases (American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis and Bartonellosis)?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
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 major factors shaping, preventing or enhancing human rights-based approaches in the world heritage system?
What are the motivations and expectations of highly-qualified young people from developing countries for leaving their country and what are the alternatives?
Which types of international environmental cooperation are likely to have long-term prospects in democracies and which will not?
To what extent does the promotion of intra-regional trade help reduce conflicts in the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America?
To what extent can regional governance architectures of mountainous areas contribute to achieving the Millenium Development Goals in terms of integration of sustainable development principles and of reduction of biodiversity loss?
What are the constraints and opportunies linked to migration for adolescent girls ? How do they affect their capacity to choose and to act to determine their future opportunities ?
Which types of intertemporal cost distributions are likely to find majority support in industrialised emitter countries?
What are the best political and institutional responses in case of fiscal crisis?
What are the individual-level attitudes towards foreigners and how do they change over time towards immigration?
What are the specific needs of users, especially women, with regard to water, sanitation and hygiene service provisions in public health facilities in India and Uganda?
How can raising awareness, better prevention and treatment help individuals suffering from Noma, the “neglected disease”?