Completed programmes and projects
The purpose of the study was to increase knowledge about new tendencies and issues in development aid through public seminars, meetings and publications in both Danish and English.
DIIS researchers involved: Lars Engberg-Pedersen.
The aim of the interdisciplinary research network was to gain a better understanding of the role and significance of informal economic networks and activities on political processes. The research network explored the dynamics of informal economic networks and activities; national, regional and international attempts to regulate informal economic activities; and the ways in which informal economic networks and activities are or are not converted into political influence.
DIIS researchers involved: Lars Buur (Coordinator), Finn Stepputat, Jairo Munive, Morten Nielsen, Peter Hansen, France Bourgouin.
A project that explores the development, nature and role of Danish private organization working for development. The project is part of a broader project under the EADI working group on Aid, led by Prof. Paul Hoebink, which involves a comparative study of private aid organizations in Europe.
The joint programme is funded by DIIS research funding and will run until the end of 2009.
DIIS researchers involved: Lars Engberg-Pedersen, Neil Webster, Torsten Geelan.
Networks or partners involved: EADI working group on Aid.
A limited number of rigorous evaluation studies exist that document extension and development outcomes and impacts in terms of community empowerment. This study helps to fill this gap by providing practical experiences in efforts to evaluate empowerment.
DIIS researchers involved: Esbern Friis-Hansen.
Research programme that aim to examine under which circumstances social accountability mechanisms at local government level: a) improve the quality of public services, and, b) enhance inclusive citizenship.
DIIS researchers involved: Esbern Friis-Hansen, Helene Maria Kyed, Søren Hvalkof.