Within the Global Development Institute, our groups bring together a critical mass of researchers ensure we stay on the leading edge of new research findings, opportunities and developments.
It’s here that we breakdown our thinking and investigate the details to address the best ways to tackle poverty and inequality. Our working groups feed into research centres, link with PhD research and engage with groups across the University as well as externally.
Our current research groups are:
- Development informatics: examining the role of information and communication technologies in socio-economic development.
- Enterprise, technology and finance: how the structural characteristics of developing economies change in response forces of globalisation.
- Politics and Environment: investigating sustainable use and the political economy of natural resources.
- Global urbanism: analysis of urbanization, poverty, inequality and exclusion.
- Humanitarianism and development: ethics, politics and power structures of humanitarian intervention.
- Organisations in development: examining how organisations can most effectively support development.
- Poverty and social justice: theoretical, empirical research on poverty, vulnerability and global inequality.
- State-society relations: examining the politics of development.
- Global production networks, trade and labour: the impact of global value chains on individuals.
- Migrants, refugees and asylum: analysing different dimensions, drivers and outcomes of human mobility.
We also coordinate a number of large research projects and centres.