Grant winners

June 24, 2010


ESRC/DFID Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty Alleviation)

This partnership between the UK's Department for International Development and ESRC will fund development research, providing a more robust conceptual and empirical basis for development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Listed below are the winners of the second phase.

Improving teacher development and educational quality in China: examining schools as professional learning communities

Achieving policy coherence in challenging environments: risk management and aid culture in Sudan and Afghanistan

  • Award winner: H. Schmitz
  • Institution: Institute of Development Studies
  • Value: £3,635

Challenging the investment climate paradigm: governance, investment and poverty reduction in Vietnam

The development of migrant villages under China's rapid urbanisation: implications for poverty and slum policies

  • Award winner: P.J. Pridmore
  • Institution: Institute of Education, University of London
  • Value: £499,946

Healthy urbanisation: tackling child malnutrition through intervening to change the social determinants of health in informal settlements and slums

  • Award winner: C.B. Herrick
  • Institution: King's College London
  • Value: £217,551

Alcohol control, poverty and development in South Africa

  • Award winner: P. Justino
  • Institution: Institute of Development Studies
  • Value: £494,479

Agency and governance in contexts of civil conflict

Urban growth and poverty in mining Africa

Biomedical and health experimentation in South Asia: critical perspectives on collaboration, governance and competition

Community and institutional responses to the challenges facing poor urban people in an era of global warming in Bangladesh

Assessing well-being for the alleviation of poverty

  • Award winner: M. Walton
  • Institution: Centre for Policy Research, Delhi
  • Value: £131,252

Citizens and the state in urban India: an in-depth investigation of emergent citizenship and public goods provision

Shame, social exclusion and the effectiveness of anti-poverty programmes: a study in seven countries

  • Award winner: J.D. Davila
  • Institution: University College London
  • Value: £244,575

Local governance, urban mobility and poverty reduction: lessons from Medellin, Colombia

  • Award winner: C. van Stolk
  • Institution: RAND Europe, Cambridge
  • Value: £300,529

Understanding external determinants of the effectiveness of cash conditional transfers

Challenging the development paradigm: assessing accountability and equity of global institutions in climate-change governance responses to the poor

Making space for the poor: law, rights, regulation and street trade in the 21st century

The economic and social consequences of armed conflict in Colombia: evidence for designing effective policies in conflict and post-conflict regions

The influence of DFID-sponsored state building-oriented research on British policy in fragile, post-conflict environments


Understanding the tipping point of urban conflict: violence, cities and poverty reduction in the developing world

This project will conduct collaborative and participatory research with local research institutions and members of poor communities directly affected by violence in four cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Challenging policy assumptions, researchers will seek to identify dynamics underlying urban violence to provide a more robust evidence base to inform decision-making.

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