Centre for Development Studies

Research themes

Gender, childhood and youth

Men playing musicThis theme explores issues of gender, age and generation in relation to international development.

Insecurity and conflict

Woman carrying childThis theme brings together research which contributes to the growing recognition of the connections between process of economic development and the causes and dynamics of insecurity.

Markets, microfinance and inclusion

ShopThis theme examines the social and cultural influences upon the operation of markets in developing countries.

Wellbeing and human development

Man and childThis theme focuses on wellbeing as an encompassing, holistic concept centred on what is positive and desireable that combines objective assessments of people's lives with their subjective accounts of how they are doing and feeling.