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 03 Feb 2024

Global Assessment of Responsible AI in cities (AI4Cities)

AI can help cities, but needs ethics, governance, and capacities. The project assesses how to use AI responsibly in urban settings.

Project 11 Mar 2023

Future Food Production Under Climate Change Scenarios: Reuse of Water and Protection of Biodiversity as Fields of Action

This project researches food production in the context of the circular economy using tools that ensure water management and biodiversity protection.

Project 15 Mar 2024

Align4LDN: Coherence and alignment among approaches contributing to sustainable management of land and water resources

This project aims to assess the coherence and alignment among selected approaches to sustainable management of land and water resources.

Project 20 Sep 2022

Supporting the functioning of food markets by facilitating timely access to market information

The project will leverage digital technologies to collect food and price data to monitor the actual cost of living of vulnerable groups in Mozambique.

Project 22 Sep 2022

Gendered implications of Artificial Intelligence on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda in Southeast Asia

The project will examine uses of AI in relation to the Women, Peace and Security agenda, to investigate applications, gender risks, and solutions.

Project 03 Nov 2021

A socio-ecological and economic multiscale sustainability analysis of Urban and Periurban Agriculture and application of Nexus management options to reduce vulnerabilities

This project will investigate the benefits and trade-offs of urban and peri-urban agriculture development for socio-economic sustainability.

Project 24 Aug 2022

Environmental Assessment of Vertical Farming from a Resource Nexus Perspective

This project aims to provide holistic environmental assessment of vertical farming and investigate the economic feasibility of VF projects.

Project 05 Dec 2023

Catalysing Policy Improvement in Africa

This project aims to improve policy outputs in the areas of maternal, newborn, sexual and reproductive health across five African countries.

Project 05 Dec 2023

Advancing Gender Equality in Health: Expanding voices, evidence, and time horizons for change

To support gender-responsive change within systems and sectors, this project will deliver a thematic issue of 'Health Research Policy and Systems'.

Project 17 Sep 2022

Scoping and recommendations related to gender language, and documenting good practice in engaging civil society

This project will contribute to WHO's work to address health inequities and strengthen the capacity of health experts in delivering on global health.