Category Projects

Here you can find more information about ongoing research projects within the Institute.

Insights on the Leicester economy: Sustainable growth, tackling deprivation and understanding the informal economy

The Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value will be hosting a workshop on the 26th May 10:30-15:00 to explore the Leicester and Leicestershire economy. The workshop will involve a combination of presentations and open discussions, and provide a forum… Continue Reading →

Workshop on Agriculture, Conflict, Climate and Resilience

The Institute will host a workshop on Wednesday the 8th June organised by our Development, Policy and Conflict research cluster led by Godwin Okafor and Oluwasoye Mafimisebi. The workshop will look at how agriculture in developing countries can be made more… Continue Reading →

Migration Policy Workshop

We hosted a migration policy workshop on the 15th-16th February funded by the British Academy’s Horizon Europe Pump Priming Collaboration. The workshop was organised by Dr Eghosa Igudia. The goal of the workshop is to will ‘map the journey’ of… Continue Reading →

New documentary film on remittance and climate change

 A new documentary film has been produced summarising the results of a GCRF project led by Dr Samsul Alam, Dr Godwin Okafor, Dr Oluwasoye Mafimisebi and colleagues in Bangladesh. Click on the image below to watch the documentary in full.

Dr Zheng Wang invited to join £12m new national research centre research

ESRC has announced its generous support for six new national research centres designated to tackle some most pressing social and economic issues faced by the UK. One of these research centres is The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy (CITP), Led… Continue Reading →

Focus group discussions on money management awareness and skills in young people

In Leicester, like many cities and towns across the UK, there is a major debt and poverty crisis. A low wage economy has created an environment with very high levels of child poverty, in-work poverty, homelessness and reliance on foodbanks… Continue Reading →

Students can apply to join our economic data analysis scheme

We are looking for up to 10 students to join our economic data analysis scheme. Under the scheme students will receive a package of training and mentoring, and become a ‘community reporter’ for the IAESV East Midlands Economic Data Repository…. Continue Reading →

Census 2021. Community radio and lost voices: Inspiring engagement in economic and social policy

Edward Cartwright and Rob Watson at Decentered Media are leading on an AHRC-ESRC funded project ‘Community Radio and Lost Voices’. The project, funded through a scheme to encourage public engagement with the census, will use community radio to inspire households… Continue Reading →

Food resilience and rural poverty in developing countries: the role of trading networks and information flows

Dr Tuan Luong and Professor Edward Cartwright have received funding of £50,000 from the British Academy Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Programme. The two year project, that began on the 1st March 2021, will look at mapping and… Continue Reading →

Inclusive poverty reduction: in search of a policy framework to support individuals operating in the informal economy in Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Eghosa Igudia has been awarded £50,000 grant under the British Academy’s Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Programme. The two year project, that began on the 1st March 2021, will study inclusive poverty reduction. The project team includes… Continue Reading →

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