Research Projects

Generating solutions to pressing development challenges

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UNU research focuses on the challenges faced by the United Nations and its Member States. Our current research portfolio supports all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 to inspire global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges.

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Project 17 Mar 2024

Financial Management and Policy Planning for Risk Financing: A Comprehensive Architecture towards Resilience

This project will strengthen the financial management of disaster risk and integrate risk financing into key policies where INFFs are used.

Project 18 Jan 2024

Modern Slavery Risks Among People Lacking Official Documentation

This project examines modern slavery risks among people lacking documentation globally, including in Brazil, Kenya, and Nepal.

Project 29 Jan 2024

State-of-Affairs Report on Sustainable Development Goals for Qatar

The project aims to analyse and report on the digital transformation initiatives for sustainable development in Qatar. The main beneficiary is MCIT.

Project 15 Mar 2024

Country climate fact sheets, incl. standardization of climate risk analysis

This project aims to improve the compliance and quality of the climate mainstreaming process on adaptation risks and potentials.

Project 15 Mar 2024

CJRF Migration Portfolio Review

This project oversees a review of work funded by the Climate Justice Resilience Fund on climate-forced displacement and migration.

Project 18 Apr 2024

MOOC on Ethics and Equity in Global Health

This project will oversee development of an online course on ethics and equity in global health.

Project 29 Jan 2024

Knowledge Hub Digital

The project helps the EC to promote e-Governance in ten jurisdictions by analysing legal instruments and providing training.

Project 29 Jan 2024

Dynamic Capabilities for Digital Government Transformation: Leading Emerging Technologies in the Global South

The project develops a framework of dynamic capabilities for public organizations to use emerging technologies for digital transformation.

Project 15 Mar 2024

Assessment of early warning systems in four Indian Ocean Island States (IOC-EWS)

This project will assess the human resources, equipment, and protocols of the EW-EAS systems in Indian Ocean countries and make recommendations.