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 25 May 2022

Update of WHO Gender Mainstreaming Manual

This project will oversee the updating of a key handbook on gender for health workers, promoting non-binary concepts and intersectionality.

Project 25 May 2022

Update of WHO Gender Mainstreaming Manual

This project will update the handbook 'Gender mainstreaming for health managers' by expanding key concepts and introducing new frameworks and tools.

Project 09 Nov 2021

Barriers to Sustainable Infrastructure: the Case of Chile (SI-Chile)

This project will build a structured identification of the hurdles obstructing sustainable infrastructure.

Project 15 Jul 2022

Development of NatCat Risk Profile Reports for ASEAN Member States (AMS)

This project will produce Risk Profile Reports for ASEAN member states that assess risk appetite and finance capacity for recovery from disasters.

Project 22 Nov 2021

Integrating the Resource Nexus in Payments for Watershed Ecosystem Services: Conception and Application

The project aims to define an economically feasible and socially acceptable payments for ecosystem services (PES) scheme to aid watershed management.

Project 13 Dec 2020

Multifunctional Use of Agricultural Landscapes Under Climate Change Conditions

The project aims to develop strategies for a multifunctional rural landscape by considering the characteristics of a pilot area of Tanzania

Project 13 Jan 2022

Enhancing Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Safeguarding and Transmission Using ICT in Luang Prabang

This project aims to enhance the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in the World Heritage Site town of Luang Prabang, in Lao PDR.

Project 17 Feb 2022

Accounting Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services Through Land Management for Agri-Food and Forest Systems Resilience.

This project will assess the impact of climate change on ecosystem services in river basins and provide policy recommendations for their management.

Project 07 Jun 2022

European Drought Observatory for Resilience and Adaptation (EDORA)

This project aims to widen the scope of the existing European Drought Observatory Portal by looking at affected sectors beyond just agriculture.

Project 19 Jan 2038

Flexible Office: Concept for Resource Optimisation (FLORES)

This project at UNU FLORES seeks to make a significant shift from fixed desks assigned to each employee to spaces designed according to functions and needs