What are the environmental, health and regulatory dimensions of pesticide use in agriculture in low- and middle-income countries?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
What are the effects of the financialisation of the commodity trading on local lives and what are the policy recommendations to be drawn for Swiss and international regulatory actors?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
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?
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?
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?
What role can product development partnerships play in order to improve access to medicines for neglected diseases?
Which types of international environmental cooperation are likely to have long-term prospects in democracies and which will not?
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?
How can social network analysis help in understanding resilience to global environmental changes in the isolated mountain and Arctic island communities?
How can potentially negative effects on local populations of large-scale land acquisitions be mitigated and what could institutions do to protect human rights of the affected population?
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?
How can new institutional arrangements help reconcile livelihood-relevant factors of local populations with the UN program for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)?
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?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
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 developing countries set priorities and define realistically achievable goals within the millennium development goals?
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 do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
How can psychological knowledge help legal professionals in their work with victims in the context of the Cambodian trials?
How can developing countries compensate for their limited power resources by deploying successful strategies in the context of climate change compensation negotiations?
What are the roles played by migrant organisations in the context of transnational Senegalese migration, integration and development?