Research projects

Examples of research on Global South or with partners from Global South.

  • demotwomobiles3-copy ExTending Health Informatics Capacity (ETHIC) Aug. 23, 2017 8:52 AM

    ETHIC supports student mobility between Master- and PhD-students in information systems at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo and Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique) and the University of Malawi. The purpose of the mobility is participation in teaching (courses), supervision, fieldwork, research activities etc.

    In order to do become a student in this exchange programme, contact one of the participants listed in the right column.

  • The business-peace agenda in practice Jan. 19, 2017 9:10 AM

    This post-doctoral project at SUM investigates how business-peace interactions influence traditional Global North development mechanisms.

  • climways-200 Climate change and urban water governance Nov. 21, 2016 1:17 PM

    Pathways to social transformation (CLIMWAYS)

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  • beyond-words-200 Beyond Words: Latin American Truth Commissions' Recommendations Nov. 21, 2016 11:36 AM

    Over 40 countries have established truth commissions (TCs) to investigate past patterns of gross human rights violations and recommend measures of redress. More than a third of these commissions have been in Latin America.

    Visit the project homepage.

  • south-south-300 Production, trade, and consumption in South-South: Re-theorizing from below Sep. 14, 2016 12:37 PM

    Trade between developing countries constitutes an increasing proportion of global trade. Increasingly more of global production is now bound for consumption in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

  • arve-prosjekt Consumer socialism: Development, consumption and sustainability in emerging Asia Sep. 2, 2016 9:08 AM

    The shift of the global economy continues materialising. While production has been moving East and South for decades, a new shift is underway in the form of consumption. The number of middle-class consumers in Asia has now been estimated to be close to equal that of North America and Europe.

  • my-north740px MY-NORTH: Health and Sustainable Development in Myanmar Jan. 29, 2016 1:05 PM

    Competence building in Public Health and Medical Research and Education. By describing, analysing and evaluating the health and health care of people of Myanmar, the project will develop local evidence-based policy and practice which ultimately contribute to sustainable development and improved health among the population of Myanmar.

  • Noncommunicable disease (NCD) and risk factors Jan. 18, 2016 1:19 PM

    Comparative study of risk factors for diabetes type-2 and cardiovascular disease among Somali population in Horn of Africa and Somali immigrants in Norway and other relevant populations.

  • New Media Practices in a changing Africa Sep. 29, 2015 3:04 PM

    The primary objective of the «New Media in a changing Africa» project (Mediafrica) is to investigate: to what extent and in what ways processes of change in sub-Saharan Africa are affected by new media. The research is practice-oriented and comparative. Media's social significance requires it to be linked to people's everyday concerns and practices, while change is seen as processual and shall be explained by way of social mechanisms.

  • aideffect_web Aideffect Aug. 6, 2015 10:16 AM

    The purpose of this study is to go beyond typical project evaluations and single case studies and develop new research-based knowledge on the comparative impacts of aid on two crucial pillars of development – gender equality and food security.

  • Exploring Factors that Enhance and restrict Women’s Empowerment through Electrification (EFEWEE) July 1, 2015 2:11 PM

    The project seeks to account for electricity’s effect on women's empowerment, both as women use electricity’s services and become involved in its provision. The project highlights a comparison between centralized (grid) and decentralized systems and the effects on women’s empowerment.

  • transled-507x285 TRANSLED – TRANSformation, Language, Education and Development June 24, 2015 3:39 PM

    TRANSLED is a project funded by NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) through NORHED (Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development).

  • Responses to sexual violence against minors, Western Kenya June 19, 2015 1:41 PM

    The project entails a qualitative study of responses by responsible institutions to sexual violence directed against minors of Homa Bay County in Kenya. It aims to provide a better understanding of factors influencing sexual violence against minors. In addition, the project will investigate institutional and structural responses to sexual violence perpetration and propose prevention measures.

  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Lineage 7 Apr. 20, 2015 1:10 PM

    Tuberculosis (TB) has been a significant cause of illness and death among humans for centuries. In 2014, the World Health Organization estimated that there were 9 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths resulting from TB, of these, 95% of the cases and deaths occur in high TB burden countries.

  • NGOs and the transfer of global maternal health policies – NGOMA Mar. 27, 2015 11:02 AM

    The primary aim of this study is to investigate the transfer of global maternal health policies approached through the actions of international NGOs.

  • Attitude towards the practice of FGM in Ethiopia Mar. 12, 2015 10:23 AM

    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a harmful traditional practice, it harms the health of women and it is the violation of human right. This study investigates the attitude on this practice among young Ethiopians in Harari and Somali regions.

  • Intimate Partner violence in Pregnancy Mar. 11, 2015 5:01 PM

    Millions of pregnant women are suffering from intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV during pregnancy is associated with many risk factors and adverse pregnancy outcomes. In Ethiopia, many studies have not been done on IPV in pregnancy. Therefore, it is timely and relevant to fill the gap and inform policy on the issue.

  • mat-etiopia507px Diabetes Self Management Education in Ethiopia Mar. 11, 2015 4:26 PM

    This study focuses on Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) and its effect on Psychosocial, Clinical and Behavioral Outcomes among People with Type 2 Diabetes.

  • Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Pregnancy Outcome Feb. 27, 2015 3:31 PM

    This project aimed at comparing the adverse effects of single antiretroviral drug prescribed for prophylaxis versus lifelong ART for HIV+ women during pregnancy to prevent vertical HIV transmission on pregnancy outcome. Moreover, effect of partner involvement during care on pregnancy outcome will be assessed.

  • Maternal health and nutrition education Feb. 27, 2015 2:57 PM

    Most community based interventions have failed due to lack of application of right theories and contextual issues to the design. This will be an intervention trial, we will apply evidence from effective interventions and contextual issues to design and implement the intervention. It will be RCT intervention.

  • The lived experiences of obstetric fistula sufferers in Malawi Feb. 27, 2015 2:44 PM

    The project design is a retrospective qualitative study which will be conducted in Malawi and the Gambia. Approximately 20-25 women, members of their families and key informants will be interviewed.

  • Meningococcal vaccines for Africa Feb. 27, 2015 2:32 PM

    Disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. The area stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia is designated the “meningitis belt” and includes the poorest countries of the world. This project aims to assess the ability of meningococcal vaccines to prevent meningitis epidemics in the region.

  • tanzania-mor-barn507px Quality of care in MNH care services Feb. 13, 2015 3:50 PM

    Experiences of disrespect and abuse during childbirth might be one of the major reasons for remaining low figures of skilled birth attendance despite all global efforts to increase accessibility, affordability, acceptability and quality of care. It remains unclear however what the scope is of the problem, to what extent it affects care seeking and which factors can potentially change it.

  • Risk Markers for Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome: Prediction & Primary Prevention Feb. 13, 2015 3:37 PM

    This project will provide critical information’s on diabetes and its risk factors for accessible, affordable and optimal care for the management of the disease in Cameroon and Africa at large.

  • myanmar-foto-thet507px Non-communicable diseases and associated factors in Myanmar Feb. 13, 2015 3:21 PM

    The cross-sectional study of 25-74 years old male and female living in Yangon Region aims at determining the prevalence of selected risk factors of NCDs, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, hypertension, low fruit and vegetable intake, physical inactivity, obesity, diabetes and abnormal lipid profiles.

  • regdursquare Disentangling the Economic Effects of Political Institutions (DEEPI) Feb. 9, 2015 10:02 AM

    This project studies whether and how particular political institutional characteristics – for example concerning the ruling party, election systems, and the protection of civil liberties – affect economic policies and outcomes under different conditions. More specifically, the project analyzes how different institutions, both in democracies and dictatorships, impact on economic growth and redistributive policies, thereby addressing issues of immense importance for the welfare of citizens across the world.

  • enable-507x336 ENABLE: Higher Education and Multimedia in Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation Aug. 7, 2014 2:50 PM

    The overall goal in this project is to contribute to competence building among teachers and rehabilitation workers who serve persons with sensory impairment in East Africa.

  • medical-record-unit-jimma2014 Strategic And Collaborative Capacity Development in Ethiopia and Africa (SACCADE) July 3, 2014 3:49 PM

    A saccade is a rapid movement of the eye, absorbing and locating interesting parts of a scene and building up a mental, three-dimensional “map” corresponding to it. This is an appropriate analogy to the task and challenges facing the partnership in this project, as we build a strategic “map” for institutional capacity building and human resources for health development at College of Public Health & Medicine Science, Jimma University (JU) and systematically implement this over the next 30 years, establishing JU as a “hub” in Africa.

  • village_in_northern_ethiopia_(3131560988)-little Linguistic capacity building in Ethiopia June 10, 2014 10:20 AM

    Ethiopia has 89 spoken languages plus sign language. Many of the languages are poorly described and lack basic resources.

  • Pollination; an ecosystem service affected by climate change (LAND) May 26, 2014 12:59 PM

    Increasing our understading on how climate change might affect crop pollination

  • Patterns of change – Family and Gender Hierarchies in New Kingdom Egypt: Titles of non-royal women Apr. 8, 2014 2:58 PM

    The purpose of this project is to examine family and gender hierarchies in New Kingdom Egypt (1539-1077 BC). More specifically, it will address the position of women in the social and administrative hierarchy, including their place in the home and role in public life through a study of the most common non-royal female titles as they appear in the archaeological and written records.

  • From international to global health Mar. 24, 2014 10:12 AM

    The overall objective of the project is a historical study of the transition from international to global health. The project has four thematic strands on tuberculosis, mental health, traditional medicine and medical genetics. Regional focus is on East Africa and India.

  • Community-based organising against HIV among same-sex attracted men in Tanzania Feb. 28, 2014 12:07 PM

    This ethnographic study explores nascent community-based work against HIV among same-sex practicing men in Tanzania. With men as co-investigators it aims to portray, understand and learn from the ways in which HIV prevention activism is created, engaged with and perceived.

  • picture2 Maternal and reproductive health in Malawi Nov. 25, 2013 1:46 PM

    This is a large collaborative project between UIO and the University of Malawi. The project has an overreaching theme and individual sub-projects with Masterstudents or PhD-students in Malawi.

  • 428782687_67f26a10c1_o UNFAIR - Understanding the Factors of Inequality Reduction June 25, 2013 11:45 AM

    Research and dialogue on the dynamics of inequality reduction in different contexts.

  • ZEWS May 3, 2013 11:35 AM

    Climate Changes and Zoonotic Epidemiology in Wildlife Systems (ZEWS)

  • ulrikke-prosjekt Constructing African Development? - exploring Chinese infrastructure projects in Mozambique Jan. 11, 2013 11:38 AM

    This study will do a qualitative analysis of the receiving end of Chinese projects in Mozambique, focusing on how the projects stimulate local employment and industrialization.

  • forbruk-og-utvikling-i-den-kapitalistiske-transisj Consumption and Development in Vietnam’s Capitalist Transition Jan. 4, 2013 2:03 PM

    This project looks at Vietnam’s development strategies and the ongoing socio-economic transformations in the country through a case study of the emerging transition from motorbikes to cars in Hanoi.

  • gifts300px Diabetes and prevention strategies in South Asian peoples July 31, 2012 10:02 AM

    GIFTS - Genomic and l ifestyle predictors of foetal ou tcome relevant to diabetes and obesity and their relevance to prevention strategies in South Asian peoples.

  • verdenskart_fzimmer Sustainable tax governance in developing countries through global tax transparency - DeSTaT June 25, 2012 1:18 PM

    This project will focus upon sustainable tax governance in developing countries as a means of increasing their tax revenue and prevent capital flight in particular to tax havens. The project will be carried out by seven partner institutions (see frame).

  • untitled The New Middle East: Emerging Political and Ideological Trends Oct. 14, 2011 2:13 PM

    NewME is a research project based at the University of Oslo, Institute of Culture and Oriental Studies (IKOS). The project was established in 2011 and continued until the spring of 2016. NewME was financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance May 24, 2011 2:43 PM

    The LPHA comprises a collaboration of Palestinian and international researchers, committed to the highest scientific standards in describing, analysing and evaluating the health and health care of Palestinians, in order to contribute to the international scientific literature and to develop local evidence-based policy and practice.

  • mongolia300x225 Paths to Protection Apr. 5, 2011 6:48 PM

    A Study of Pluralistic Medical Practices among Nomadic Herder Women in Mongolia

  • Protective immune markers during Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection Mar. 27, 2011 5:08 PM

    The main objective of the project is to identify and compare humoral and T cell protective immune effector molecules in TB patients, their contacts and community controls, which could be the basis for development of an efficacious vaccine.

  • livestock-ethiopia507x225 Tuberculosis in pastoral communities and their livestock in Ethiopia Mar. 27, 2011 4:58 PM

    The objectives of this project are to determine the prevalence of infection and disease in humans and animals and to determine immunological, genetic, environmental, and socio-economic factors that lead to infection or development of disease in the pastoral communities of Ethiopia.

  • healere-fra-koutiala-507 The Malian Medicinal Plant Project Feb. 10, 2011 12:54 PM

    Global Health Research Norway - Mali

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