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Development Research Day

About Development Research Day

How it all started

The Development Research Day is an inter-disciplinary arrangement that was initiated in order to form a meeting ground for all researchers and students at Lund University who share an interest in development issues.

The first Development Research Day

The event was launched in 2002 by the Department of Political Science at Lund University. Since then the responsibility for hosting the arrangement has rotated between the departments of political science, human geography, sociology, economics and economic history and the multi-disciplinary centre LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies).


During an intense day, current research within a selected, more specified theme of development research is presented. The main feature of the day is lectures by invited keynote speakers with international reputation. The aim of these lectures is to expose students to current research of an internationally high quality. The lectures are followed by a number of parallel sessions inviting shorter presentations by senior researchers, PhD-students, and graduate students and these sessions are open to a broader field of development research. The purpose of the parallel sessions is to display the various aspects of development research that take place at Lund University and to inspire meetings between researchers from different departments.

The Hydén Award for the best thesis on democratisation and development is awarded during the conference.

Past themes and conveners

This year, the departments of political science, human geography, sociology, economic history, and LUCSUS arrange the day jointly. 


08:30 – 09:00 Mingle over a cup of coffee/tea

09:00 – 09:20 Welcome: Twenty years of Development Research Days at LU and the presentation of the Göran Hydén award 2022 (EKH, KEG, LUCSUS, SOC, SVET)

09:20 – 10:00 Keynote 1: The evolution of development research, past, present, and future (Anne Jerneck, Professor LUCSUS, LU:)

10:00 – 10:30 Refreshments

10:30 – 11:10 Keynote 2: Development in practice - past, present, and future (Alan AtKisson, Assistant Director-General and Director, Sida.

11:10 – 11:50 11:10 – 11:50 Keynote 3: Development and Democracy. (Distinguished Professor Em. Göran Hydén, University of Florida)

11:50 – 12:30 LU alumni working on development (five on-line presentations plus Q/A)

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch and mingle

13.15-14.45 Paper session 1+2 – each session 3 papers x 30 minutes 

14.45-15.00 Coffee

15.00-16.00 Presentation by NGOs and mingle: Khady Björkdahl, Programme Officer for ForumCiv’s Swedish Partnership Programme, Svalorna India/Bangladesh and Svalorna Latin America

Link to registration: The Development Research Day – Celebrating 20 years! (

Development Research Day 2021: "Development Research and Fieldwork: Challenges and Concerns"


  • 13:00–13:10 Welcome, introduction and Hydén Award announcement 
  • 13:10–14:00 Panel discussion
  • 14:00–14:15 Break
  • 14:15–16:00 Discussions in smaller groups (in rooms Ed 230 and Ed 235)

Panel theme

Fieldwork is intrinsically linked to development research and viewed as a foundation for knowledge creation. However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to promote and conduct fieldwork for many reasons. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many to conduct online interviews instead of fieldwork due to travel restrictions and health concerns. How does that affect the research and understanding of the research topic? Others are hesitant to conduct fieldwork due to the negative impact of air travel on climate change. Violence and conflicts also raise concerns about personal safety. Similarly, increasing authoritarianism raises ethical concerns about censorship as well as safety concerns for the researcher as well as the people encountering the researcher during fieldwork. How does this affect our case selection, research methods and eventually our findings and conclusions? 

Our panellists have extensive fieldwork experiences and are invited to reflect on the questions above: 

  • Jenny Lorenzen, Post Doc at the Department of Political Science
  • Nicholas Loubere, Lecturer at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
  • Ekatherina Zhukova, Researcher at the Department of Political Science
  • Anders Uhlin, Professor at the Department of Political Science

While there will be time for questions from the audience, the idea is that the discussions will continue in groups after a short break. The panel session will be moderated by Kristina Jönsson, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science.

For this event, no registration is needed. It will take place on campus only with no digital streaming. All students and researchers at Lund University interested in development research are welcome! 

Development Research Day 2020: "Rural Development in times of a global pandemic"

About Development Research Day 

The Development Research Day is an inter-disciplinary arrangement that was initiated in order to form a meeting ground for all researchers and students at Lund University who share an interest in development issues.

The event was launched in 2002 by the Department of Political Science at Lund University. Since then the  responsibility for hosting the arrangement has rotated between the departments of political science, human ecology and human geography, sociology, economics and economic history and the multi-disciplinary centre LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies).


Given the unusual circumstances of a global pandemic which we are all living through, this will be the first year that the Development Research Day will take place online. A more decentralised structure is planned with a morning plenary on the theme of the current pandemic followed by parallel sessions hosted by various departments on the broad theme of rural development.

  • The Hydén Award for the best thesis on democratisation and development is awarded during the conference.
  • Morning plenary theme: "Development practice and research in times of pandemic: Challenges and new opportunities"
  • Date & time: Wednesday October 21, 2020. Time: 10:00-12.00. Note that we will start on the hour exactly.
  • Organizers: The Department of Human Geography
  • Venue: The plenary session will be run online and everyone is welcome to join at the Zoom link:
  • No registration needed: All students and researchers from all departments interested in development are welcome.

Panel abstract: We are currently living through multiple crises unfolding within the exceptional circumstances of a global pandemic. From economic to ecological and political to personal, life on earth is being affected in profound ways. The very notion of development and visions for the future are at risk. However, we are also seeing incredible solidarity and collective mobilisation, which is in some cases bringing out the very best of what it is to be human. The plenary for Development Research Day 2020 will navigate these uncertain times of change.

Four panellists with different roles in development practice and research have been invited to deliberate on the challenges and  opportunities of our current situation. The audience will also be invited to join the discussions with their own  experiences and perspectives on the implications of the pandemic and the associated crises focused on finding openings for alternative scholarship and practices of hope.


  • 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introduction: Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt
  • 10:15 – 11:45 Panel discussion on Development practice and research in times of pandemic: Challenges and new opportunities. This will include audience participation. Moderator: Vasna Ramasar, KEG
  • 11:45 – 12:00 Hydén prize for best thesis within the field

Invited panelists

To be confirmed but including representatives from MAKAAM, Forum for Women Farmer’s Rights in India, a Swedish development organisation; a research in development and a student of development 
The panellists will be updated in due course.

Afternoon structure

In the afternoon, we move to decentralized parallel panels organized by two departments: Political Science and Department of Human Geography (KEG). The below outlines the program for the two parallel streams taking place via zoom from 13.00-16.00: Political Science Stream: Humanitarianism and development: new directions in research and practice.

Humanitarian responses to crises and emergencies have often been managed and studied as distinct from long-term development planning, yet this divide has become increasingly challenged by the emergence of a “development-humanitarian nexus” and now a “triple nexus” in which peace features as a third pillar. This panel brings together five interventions from practitioners and researchers that consider cases where the boundaries between humanitarianism and development are being reconfigured.

The panel will shed light on how the nexus is mobilized by different 
organizations and across new configurations of actors, public and private, human and non-human. It will also interrogate if and how interventions premised on the nexus entrench or alter power relations in contexts of displacement, conflicts, and disasters.


  • Charles Drury (SIDA Africa Unit and Graduate School) “The triple nexus: 
  • reflections from SIDA’s Africa Unit”
  • Jenny lao Jörgensen (Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety) 
  • “Vulnerability in and between humanitarianism and development”
  • Ekatherina Zhukova (Department of Political Science) “Chronic Crisis and 
  • Nuclear Disaster Humanitarianism: Recuperation of Chernobyl and 
  • Fukushima Children in Italy”
  • Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti (Department of Political 
  • Science) “Neoliberal turns in global humanitarian governance: corporations, 
  • celebrities and the construction of the entrepreneurial refugee woman”
  • Daniel Möller Ölgaard (Department of Political Science) “Selling the distant 
  • other online: how algorithms shape humanitarian communication”

Zoom link:

KEG Stream:

KEG’s panel will give space to different early career scholars to present their ongoing work with point of departure in this year’s overall theme of rural development:

  • 13.00 – 13.20 Helena Wisbech Frid, “Sabotage” of the Disi Water Conveyance in Rural Southeast Jordan
  • 13.20 – 13.40 Jesica López, Cattle ranching as accelerating driver of deforestation in Amazonas region of Colombia
  • 13.40 – 14.00 Selorm Kugbega, State-chief Interactions and Agrarian Change in Ghana. The Case of Nkoranza Traditional Area
  • 14.00 – 14.20 Karin Lindsjö, Generational challenges to agricultural intensification in Malawi
  • 14.20 – 14.40 BREAK
  • 14.40 – 15.00 Mads Barbesgaard, Landscapes of dispossession: Spectacular and mundane struggles in Southeastern Myanmar
  • 15.00 – 15.20 Mengina Gilli, Shea land formalization and the distribution of market-based conservation benefits in Ghana’s CREMA
  • 15.20 – 15.40 Yahia Mahmoud, CO2-Negative Cooking and Cultivation in Smallholder Farms in Africa – the Potential Role of Pyrolysis and Biochar


For questions regarding the event, please contact 
Karin Lindsjö (karin [dot] lindsjo [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se)
Mads Barbesgaard (mads [dot] barbesgaard [dot] 2321 [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se)

Development Research Day 2019: "Translational Development Research"

Since the start in 2002 the Development Research Day has been organised annually by a department at Lund University. This year the Development Research Day is organised by Lund university centre for Sustainability studies (LUCSUS) and the theme is: Translational Development Research.

Translational science deals with the dilemma between basic research and the practical application of scientific results. It has a long tradition in medical sciences, where it is defined as research that applies findings from basic science to enhance human health and well- being. With increasing demands from society at large and funding agencies in particular for research to be “useful” and have “societal impact”, can we learn anything from a decade* of translational science in medicine? In 2010, the British Department for International Development (DFID) introduced the “Theory of Change” as a method for promoting societal impacts from research, and we can see how that has inspired agencies in Sweden and the EU to promote similar agendas.

In the morning session of the Development Research Day 2019 we will discuss these issues with the help of invited scholars. The afternoon session is as usually devoted to presentations by researchers at Lund University. We particularly encourage early career researchers and MSc students to present their research.

*The first journal dedicated to translational science, The American Journal of Translational Research, started in 2009.


  • 09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction to translational development research, Lennart Olsson, LUCSUS
  • 09:15 – 09:35 Perils and potentials when translating basic science to societal impacts – a theoretical perspective. Johannes Persson, Department of Theoretical Philosophy, Lund University
  • 09:35 – 10:15 Implications of using “Theory of Change” in development research. Professor Tim Forsyth, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Coffee and tea
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Video activism as a political tool, Joshka Wessels, Malmö University. Video activism as a pedagogic tool, Sara Gabrielsson, LUCSUS
  • 11:15 – 11:30 Participatory research in conflict zones, Torsten Krause, LUCSUS
  • 11:30 – 12:20 Discussion with panel
  • 12:20 – 12:35 Presentation of the winner of the 2019 Hydén Prize
  • 12:35 – 13:15 Lunch is served
  • 13:15 – 15:30 Parallel sessions
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Wrapping up – reflections on Translational Development Research

Development Research Day 2018: "Development, Democratisation, Autocratisation?"

We welcome all students, faculty members and general public with an interest in how we perceive, understand and study political and regime change over time.


Edens hörsal

  • 9:00-09:15: Introduction: Associate Professor Kristina Jönsson
  • 9:15-10:00: Keynote: Professor Staffan I Lindberg, "From Democratization to Autocratization in the “Third World” and Beyond"
  • 10:00-10:15: Break
  • 10:15-11:45: Panel discussion: Professor Emeritus Göran Hydén, Associate Professor Elin Bjarnegård, Professor Jan Teorell, PhD Candidate Sarai Ikenze, Professor Staffan I Lindberg
  • 11:45-12:00: The Hydén award
  • 12:00-13:15: Lunch break

Parallel sessions

Parallel sessions with short presentations by Lund University researchers:

Room Ed230 (Session 1) – Chair: Thorsteinn Kristinsson


  • Anders Uhlin (Political Science): "Studying Civil Society Elites in Cambodia and Indonesia"
  • Johanna von Bahr (Political Science): "Child rights compliance in authoritarian states - the case of Vietnam"


  • Magdalena Bexell (Political Science): "The Politics of Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals"
  • Clara Nepper Winther (Development Studies): "Otro Mundo Es Posible – Transcultural Tongues and Times of Change. A critical ethnography on an indigenous movement’s concept of time in relation to emancipatory social changes"

Room Ed236 (Session 2) – Chair: Sarai-Anne Ikenze


  • Selorm Kugbega (International Development and Management): "Are Indigenous Farmers’ Investments Under Siege? Implications of farmer- herder conflicts and threats to customary land tenure on indigenous farmers’ agricultural investment decisions in Agogo, Ghana"
  • Rachmat Mulia (Human Geography): "Rural transformation and economy in Viet Nam: geographical and socio-economic context"


  • Göran Djurfeldt, Ola Hall, Magnus Jirström, Maria Archila, Björn Holmquist, and Sultana Nasrin (Human Geography): "Using panel survey remote sensing data yield gaps for maize in Sub-Saharan Africa"
  • Ibrahim Wahab (Human Geography):" A Bird’s-eye view: Integrating UAVs to aid management decisions and improve yield estimations in smallholder rainfed farming systems at the village level"


Professor Emeritus Göran Hydén (University of Florida) Professor Staffan I. Lindberg (Gothenburg University) Associate Professor Elin Bjarnegård (Uppsala University) Professor Jan Teorell (Lund University)
PhD-candidate Sarai Ikenze (Lund University)

We encourage MA and PhD students as well as more senior researchers to present their research during the parallel afternoon sessions (which are open to any topic related to development). Please send a title and a short abstract to Sarai Ikenze no later than 21 September (sarai-anne [dot] ikenze [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se).

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About the event

Time: 2 October 2018 09:00 to 15:00
Location: Department of Political Science, Eden, Paradisgatan 5, hus H, Lund
Contact: kristina [dot] jonsson [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se Save the event to your calender

Development Research Day 2017: "Long-term trends in global inequality and development. Dep. of Economic History"

The Development Research Day is an annual event at Lund University bringing together all fields working on development to share and discuss their research with each other, students and the general public. This year’s theme is ”Long-term trends in global inequality and development”, and the day is organized by the Development Group at the Department of Economic History in Lund.

Theme: Long-term trends in global inequality and development
Date: Thursday October 19, 2017. Time: 9.15-16.00
Organizers: The Department of Economic History
Venue: Lund University School of Economics and Management (Tycho Brahes väg 1). Morning session: Crafoodsalen, EC1. Afternoon sessions: lecture rooms 131, 134, 136 and 137, in EC1.
No registration needed: All students and researchers from all departments interested in development are welcome.
emelie [dot] till [at] ekh [dot] lu [dot] se (For questions regarding the event, please contact Emelie Till.)

Given today’s heated discussions on globalization and its effects on both the developing South and the industrialized North, this year’s Development Research Day will focus on global inequality and development. While the effects of globalization are very much present in our daily lives, it is far from a new phenomenon. In many ways the current globalization trend is similar to what we saw in the first decades of the 20th century. In both periods there has been convergence between countries, economic growth and improvements in individuals’ standards of living and capabilities. However, in both periods there has also been increasing divergence in the form of rising inequality, with those benefitting from the process forging ahead and others losing out and falling behind. From a global perspective, the world today is complex, experiencing improvements in incomes, health, education, etc. in absolute numbers, while at the same time being challenged by the unequal distribution of the world’s resources. The aim of the day is to discuss: lessons learned from previous waves of globalization; trends in global development and inequality; the effect of globalization on the standards of living and capabilities of people all over the globe; and perhaps shed some light on where we may be heading in the near future.


09:15-09:30: Welcome and Introduction: Ellen Hillbom (Crafoordsalen) 09:30-10:15: Keynote speaker: Elise Huillery (Crafoordsalen)

10:15-10:45: Coffee break (Ljusgården)

10:45-11:30: Keynote speaker: Leandro Prados de la Escosura (Crafoordsalen) 11:30-12:15: Keynote speaker: Morten Jerven (Crafoordsalen)

12:15-12:30: Hydén prize for best thesis within the field 12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-16:00: 4 parallel sessions. Detailed schedule to follow.

Keynote speakers

Elise Huillery: Professor, University Paris-Dauphine

Elise Huillery is Professor at the University Paris-Dauphine and research affiliate at J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab), LIEPP (Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire d’Evaluation des Politiques Publiques), and EUDN (European Development Network).

Huillery’s research focuses on the role of human capital in economic development and inequalities, at the intersection of development economics, economics of education, and economic history. She has worked in collaboration with governments and NGOs in several countries to help design and evaluate the impact of social policies related to health, labor and education. She has also investigated colonial policies in French African colonies to examine the historical origins of underdevelopment in Africa.

Leandro Prados de la Escosura: Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Leandro Prados-de-la-Escosura is Professor of Economic History at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He holds a D. Phil. in Modern History (Oxford University) and a Ph.D. in Economics (Universidad Complutense, Madrid). He is currently a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), a Research Associate at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), and a Corresponding Fellow of Spain’s Royal Academy of History, and also holds the Honorary Maddison Chair at the University of Groningen.

Prados-de-la-Escosura has contributed to the main journals in economic history and published and edited books on long-run growth and retardation in Spain, the economic consequences of Latin American independence, the costs and benefits of European imperialism, and British exceptionalism at the time of the Industrial Revolution. He was also Team Leader at Universidad Carlos III of the CEPR/ European Commission FP7 Collaborative Project "Historical Patterns of Development and Underdevelopment: Origins and Persistence of the Great Divergence". His current research interests are economic freedom and wellbeing in historical perspective; growth, distribution, and welfare in Latin America since independence; and very long-run economic change and inequality in Spain.

Morten Jerven: Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Lund University

Morten Jerven, is Professor in Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and adjunct professor in Economic History at Lund University. He has a Ph.D. in Economic History from the London School of Economics.

Jerven is the author of the book "Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It", published by Cornell University Press in 2013. He has since published a more detailed study of what happened to the economic growth evidence in Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia from 1965 to 1995 with Oxford University Press and edited two volumes published by Routledge on historical and contemporary measurement and statistics in African countries. His most recent book, “Africa: Why Economists Get It Wrong” was published in June 2015. He is currently working on the project “Growing More Unequal? Long Term Trends in Inequality in Africa.”

Submission for parallel sessions

If you wish to present during the parallel sessions, please submit an abstract by Monday 2nd October, 2017. The submission should be made to emelie [dot] till [at] ekh [dot] lu [dot] se.

For the parallel sessions, presentations on all aspects within the field of development are welcomed, from a range of academic disciplines. Students, junior and senior researchers are all welcome to apply.

Development Research Day 2016: "End hunger and achieve food security by 2030"

Dep of Human Geography

The Afrint research group and Development Geography in Lund warmly welcome you to the Development Research Day 2016: "End hunger and achieve food security by 2030". The Development Research Day is an annual event at Lund University bringing together all fields working on development to share and discuss their research with each other, students and the public.

Theme: End hunger and achieve food security by 2030
Date: Thursday November 10, 2016. Time: 9.15-17.00
Venue: Morning session (09:15-12:30): Världen (room 111), Geocentrum 1.
Afternoon sessions: lecture rooms Malmö and Johannesburg, which are on the 4th floor of Geocentrum 1 (Sölvegatan 10). The other two rooms (Rodinia and Gondwana) are in Geocentrum 2, enter through the doors in the yellow brick building opposite Gerdahallen.
No registration needed - all students and researchers from all departments interested in development are welcome.
For questions regarding the event, please contact Claudia Deijl – claudia [dot] deijl [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se (claudia[dot]deijl[at]keg[dot]lu[dot]se.)

The theme of the conference addresses the second of the sustainable development goals (SDG 2): End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Still today, almost 800 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead an active and healthy life. The vast majority live in developing countries. It is currently widely agreed that there are a number of dimensions of food and nutrition security that needs to be fulfilled simultaneously in order to eradicate hunger and to reduce food insecurity globally. Dietary change related to increasing incomes and migration to urban areas adds to the complexity of the situation. In many developing countries there is a high prevalence of both undernutrition and overnutrition.


09.15-09.30: "Introduction to Development Research Day 2016", Magnus Jirström, Lund University

09.30-10.00: "Reducing Poverty Through Agriculture – challenges and possibilities", Camilla Lundberg Ney, We Effect

10.00-10.30: "Where is the Farmer in Indian Agricultural Policy?" Srilata Sircar, Lund University

10.30-11.00: "What is Africa doing about Sustainable Development Goal 2?" Joseph Karugia, Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Eastern and Central Africa

11.00-11.30: Coffee break

11:30-11.40: Announcement of the The Hydén Award for Best Thesis on Democratisation and Development in the Third World

11.40-12.30: Panel and discussion, moderated by Magnus Jirström

14:15-17:00: Research presentations by LU researchers and students in parallel sessions, see detailed schedule for afternoon sessions

Key note speakers

Camilla Lundberg Ney (We Effect)

Camilla Lundberg Ney is Policy Officer at the development cooperation organisation We Effect. With professional experience from the think-tank Arena group in Sweden, the journal Fronesis and We Effect, Camilla’s professional focus has been on communication, policy and advocacy towards the general public as well as decision-makers primarily on issues concerning gender and rural development.

We Effect work together with partner organisations, mostly farmers organisations, in 25 countries to promote gender equal development cooperation in the areas of sustainable rural development and adequate housing solutions.

Recently We Effect published the report Reducing Poverty through Agriculture that looks at the challenges and potential facing poverty-reducing agricultural activities.

Srilata Sircar (Lund University)

I am a doctoral candidate in Human Geography at LU. My PhD thesis is about subaltern urbanization in India- an attempt to understand the urbanization processes in small towns from a subaltern studies perspective. I have done the primary fieldwork for the thesis in my native state of West Bengal.

Previously I have studied the seasonal and circular migration of agricultural labourers from Bihar and its impact on the rural social order.

My other areas of interest include feminist and gender studies, and postcolonial studies. My recent publications include a book chapter titled “Urbanization(s) and the Organization of Agricultural Production in India: A View from the Margins” in Djurfeldt, G. (2016) Structural Transformation and Agrarian Change in India, Routledge.

Joseph Karugia (ReSAKSS-ECA)

Joseph Karugia is the Coordinator of the Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System for Eastern and Central Africa (ReSAKSS-ECA) based at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Nairobi, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta, Canada. He has taught at the University of Nairobi for more than twenty years and served as Chairman of Department of Agricultural Economics in 2002-2003.

Prior to joining ILRI, Dr Karugia served as the Research Manager at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the premier economics research institution with a mandate of building capacity in policy-oriented economic research in sub–Saharan Africa.

Dr Karugia has published several scholarly papers and is a member of a number of professional bodies such as the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) and the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).

Development Research Day 2015: "From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals"

Bild på programmet Development Research Day 2015.


October 14, 2015

Venue: LUCSUS, Josephson, Biskopsgatan 5, 3rd floor

9.15 - 9.35 Sustainable Development Goals - Wishful thinking or radical change?
Prof. Lennart Olsson, LUCSUS

9.35 - 10.00 Teasers from parallel sessions
Researchers at LUCSUS

10.00 - 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 - 12.00 Research presentations in parallel sessions
Researchers and students at Lund University
(See separate programme)

13.00 - 14.00 Key note: 
Sharing our Earth
Prof. Joyeeta Gupta, University of Amsterdam

14.00 - 14.15 Coffee break

14.15 - 15.15 Key note:
Millenium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals
Dr. Vandana Desai, University of London

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee break

15:30 - 15.35 Prize Ceremony:
The Hydén Award for Best Thesis on Democratisation and Development in the Third World 

15.35 - 16.50 Panel discussion:
From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals
Joyeeta Gupta, Vandana Desai and researchers from Lund
Faciltator: PhD Cand. Ellinor Isgren, LUCSUS


Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies
more info at:

Development Research Day 2015: "Parallel session: Global health and sustainability & Realising SDGs"


Session A: Poster session on Global health and sustainability

Room 312 Student lounge 3rd floor

Students from LUMES third semester present seven posters within the themes:

  • The Sanitation Crisis
  • Addressing the Nutritional Transition
  • E-Waste
  • Climate Change and Health

Session B: Realising SDGs

Room 315 Carson 3rd floor

  • Magdalena Bexell Political science
    Legitimacy challenges for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sara Gabrielsson LUCSUS
    Scaling up sanitation to reach the SDG’s on WASH - Lessons from Tanzania and Kenya
  • Jens Andersson Economic History 
    Fiscal capacity and state formation in francophone West Africa 1850-2010
  • Peder Hjort Teknisk vattenresurslära 
    Re-aligning Development Aid for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Session C: Land and Agriculture: Inclusion and Exclusion

Room 214 Vandana 2nd floor

  • Eduardo Rechden EMP/IIIEE
    Current Status and Rural Area of Porto Alegre
  • Yengoh T. Genesis LUCSUS
    The Impact of Large-scale Land Acquisitions on Local Communities in sub-Saharan Africa
    Summarizing results of two years of research in Sierra Leone
  • Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt Human Geography
    Is ‘pro-poor agricultural growth’ inclusive? Gender perspectives on agriculture and rural livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Emma Li Johansson Physical geography
    Understanding large-scale land acquisitions in Tanzania through participatory art: Paintings and presentation

Session D: Power and Politics: from Household Level to State Level

Room 314 Ostrom 3rd floor

  • Stephen Woroniecki LUCSUS
    The role of indicators in facilitating elite capture of development resources: lessons from a World Bank intervention in Zanzibar
  • Claudia Deijl Economic History
    Does it matter who makes the money? An empirical analysis of women’s bargaining power and child outcomes in Indonesia
  • Theo Aalders LUMES/LUCSUS 
    Fluid Risks – The politics of risk scaling at Urban Rivers in Nairobi
  • Laura Heiberg Pedersen Political Science
    Flowing power in the community: How decisions are made and their consequences for water accessibility in Western Kenya

Session E: Agency, Social Innovation & Collective Action

Room 313 Wägner 3rd floor

  • Diana Gaftoneanu Human Ecology
    Diffusion going glocal - An excursion into initiatives around diffusing social innovations towards the sustainable development of local communities worldwide
  • Jacco Visser Political Science 
    Towards a mobile indigeneity? The case of indigenous students from the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Elina Andersson LUCSUS 
    From waste to value: action research on urine fertilizer in Uganda (Film and presentation)

Development Research Day 2014: "China and the Developing World"


Development Research Day Programme 2014. Photo of Holger Crafoord Ekonomicenter.

The Comparative Institutional Analysis research group,
Lund University School of Economics and Management



9.35 Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University) – Crafoordsalen
“China’s Rise and Structural Transformation in Africa: Ideas and Opportunities”

10.20 Stephen Chan (University of London) –Crafoordsalen
“A Tripartite Contradiction: Communist Solidarity, Capitalist Futures, and Confucian Values. China and Africa”

11.05 COFFEE

11.30 Johanna Malm (Roskilde University) – Crafoordsalen
“The Unintended Chinese Norm Challenge and the IMF’s Silent Compromise: When Chinese Development Finance Met the IMF’s Norms for Public Debt Management in DR Congo”  

12.15 Hydén-award ceremony


13.30 Parallel sessions 1

14.30 COFFEE

15.00 Parallel sessions 2


16.10 Panel debate with Stephen Chan, Ellen Hillbom, Göran Hydén, Justin Lin, Johanna Malm. Moderator: Christer Gunnarsson.


17.00 END


13.30-14.30 Parallel sessions 1:

"GOVERNANCE" – Crafoordsalen

13.30-13.50 Irina Mirkina (Dept. of Economics) 
"Globalization and institutional quality: More open – better governed?"

13.50-14.10 Kristina Jönsson (Dept. of Political Science)
"The post-2015 development agenda: priorities and legitimacy"

14.10-14.30 Ross Wilson (Dept. of Economics)
"Does governance cause growth? Evidence from China"


13.30-13.50 Andrés Palacio (Dept. of Economic History)
"The end of stagnation in Latin America? Resurgence of agriculture and falling income inequality in the light of patterns of structural change"

13.50-14.10 Sara Alobo (Dept. of Human Geography)
"Determinants of rural household income diversification: A comparative perspective from Senegal and Kenya"

14.10-14.30 Ellinor Isgren (Centre for Sustainability Studies)
 "Waging a war? Promoting agroecology in Uganda’s agricultural revolution"


13.30-13.50  Lanyan Chen (Dept. of Sociology)
"Imbalanced sex ratio in China, a byproduct of ”hegemonic masculinity” or population, and other policies: implications for China’s south and south cooperation with African countries"

13.50-14.10 Emelie Rohne
"Chinese-initiated Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Africa: a case study of Ethiopia’s Eastern Industrial Zone (EIZ)"

14.10-14.30 Daria Bondareva (International Development and Management)
"Practical idealists: stories of Chinese entrepreneurs running green business"

15.00-16.00  Parallel sessions 2

"AFRICA" – Crafoordsalen

15.00-15.20 Mahtemeab T. Hailu (Dept. of Economics)
"The impact of double taxation treaties on FDI to Ethiopia"

15.20-15.40 Jens Andersson (Dept. of Economic History)
"Did public wages and employment expand at the cost of the private sector in post-war Senegal?"

15.40-16.00 Ellen Hillbom (Dept. of Economic History)
"Changing income inequality and structural transformation: The case of Botswana 1921-2010"


15.00-15.20 Kaveh Majlesi (Dept. of Economics)
"International import competition and the decision to migrate"

15.20-15.40 Maria Persson (Dept. of Economics)
"EU trade preferences and export diversification"

15.40-16.00 Genesis T. Yengoh (Centre for Sustainability Studies)
"Large-scale investments in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa - Who stands to benefit?"


15.00-15.20 Anna Welander (Dept. of Economics)
“The heavily indebted poor countries’ initiative and child health”

15.20-15.40 Fredrik NG Andersson (Dept. of Economics)
"Blessing in disguise? Institutional change in the wake of banking crises"

15.40-16.00 Katarzyna Burzynska (Dept. of Economics)
"The impact of social beliefs on microfinance performance"

Development Research Day 2013: "Gendered Developments - Imaginings, Politics and Practices"


Program for Research Development Day 2013. Picture.


8:30 Coffee and registration for afternoon presenters

9:00-9:05 Welcome by the Organizers: Lisa Eklund, Eda Farsakoglu, Diana Mulinari and Helle Rydström (chair of the day)

9:05-9:10 Introduction by Lisa Eklund, Dept. of Sociology

9:10-9:40 1st Keynote: Margot Wallström, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

9:40-9:45 Introduction by Helle Rydström, Dept. of Gender Studies

9:45-10:15 2nd Keynote: Naila Kabeer, Schools of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Empowerment, Citizenship and Gender Justice: Contributions to Locally Grounded Theories of Social Change.

10:15-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-10:45 Introduction by Diana Mulinari, Dept. of Gender Studies

10:45-11:15 3rd Keynote: Wendy Harcourt, International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.

Global Body Politics: Contestations in Gender and Development.

11:15 Questions and Discussion

11:55 The Hydén Award! Göran Hydén will hand over the Award to mark the best thesis on socio- economic and political issues in low-and middle-income countries, as presented by a Bachelor or Masters level student at Lund University.

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-16:00 Parallel Sessions with Paper Presentations (House G, Sociology, LU)

Session A: Security, Justice and Rights (see detailed program)

Session B: Resilience, Sustainability and Development (see detailed program)

16:00-17:45 Closing of Development Research Day (House G, Lunch Room, 2nd Floor, Sociology)

The lectures are public and everyone is very welcome!


Morning venue: Kulturens Hörsal (Tegnérplatsen, Lund) Afternoon venue: House G, Paradisgatan 5 (Sociology, Lund)

Organized by:

Dept.of Sociology & The Global Gender Matters Network/ Dpt. of Gender Studies

Development Research Day 2012: "Climate and Development"

Poster for Development Research Day 2012. Picture.

Plenary session

9:00 - 12:30

Impacts of Climate Change and Climate Change Policies on Livelihoods and Poverty

Lennart Olsson, LUCSUS

Sida and Climate Change: Policy and Experiences in Development Cooperation

AnnaKarin Norling, Sida

Using Climate Finance and Development Assistance to Promote Climate Change Adaptation: Constraints and Limits

Richard Klein, Stockholm Environment Institute and Linköping University

Governance for Sustainable Development: What Have We Learnt?

Göran Hydén, University of Florida

Parallel sessions

13:30 - 17:10

Presentations by students and scholars at Lund University

Detailed programme at

Venue: Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10, 1st floor, Världen



Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

Development Research Day 2011: "Development, Peace and Statebuilding"

21 September 2011

Program for Development and Research Day 2011. Picture.

Welcome to an exciting day on development research, open to everyone!


9.00 Welcome

Karin Aggestam & Kristina Jönsson, Lund University

9.15 International Statebuilding: The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance

David Chandler, professor at University of Westminster

10.00 Coffee

10.30 All Turned Around: Development, “War” and State Crisis in Zimbabwe.

Christine Sylvester, professor at University of Connecticut and guest professor at Lund University

11.15 The Grounding of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Challenge of Localizing Peace Agreements

Joakim Öjendahl, professor at Göteborg University

12.00 Hydén Award Ceremony

13.15 Parallel sessions and presentation of research projects by Lund University students and researchers

15.00 Coffee

15.30  Roundtable on the nexus between development, peace and statebuilding

Location: Department of Political Science, Paradisgatan 5, Eden. Guest lectures and the roundtable debate will take place in Ed116 (Edens hörsal). The parallel sessions in the afternoon will take place in Ed129, Ed131 and Ed233.

Organised by Peace and Conflict Research & the Department of Political Science. For more information, please visit

Development Research Day 2010: "Rural Economies and Structural Transformation"

14 October 2010

Program for Research Development Day 2010. Picture.


09:00 Opening Remarks

09:10 Danielle Resnick (United Nations University-WIDER)
The Political Economy of Policies for Smallholder Agriculture

10:00 Coffee Break

10:10 Bruno Losch (World Bank)
Structural Dimensions of Liberalisation in Agriculture and Rural Development

11:00 Coffee Break

11:10 Göran Hydén (University of Florida)
African Agriculture: A New Chapter?

12:00 Hydén Prize Ceremony

12:05 Lunch

13:10 Cecilie Friis (University of Copenhagen)
Land Grab in Africa: Emerging Land System Drivers in a Teleconnected World

14:00 Break

14:15 Parallel Sessions:
Presentations on Development Research regrouping students, graduates and researchers from:

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Physical Geography
  • Master in International Development and Management (LUMID)
  • Master in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Sciences (LUMES)
  • Master in Public Health (MPH)
  • Master in Development Studies
  • Department of Economic History
  • Department of Sociology
  • International Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)
  • Department of Political Science
  • World Wide Fund (WWF)

16:30 End

Location: Geocentrum I Sölvegatan 10
Lectures will take place in Geocentrum I: Världen (111)

Parallel Sessions in the afternoon will take place in Geocentrum I:
Hydrosfären (108)
Geocentrum I: Biosfären (220)
Geocentrum II: Baltica (237)

For a detailed programme please go to

Contact at drd2010 [at] ekh [dot] lu [dot] se (drd2010[at]ekh[dot]lu[dot]se)

Development Research Day 2009: "Development and Conflicts over Resources "

Program for Development and Research Day 2009. Picture.

Development and Conflicts of Resources in Africa

October 13


Global Resource Flows: North – South, East – West

Stefan Anderberg

Dimensions of Justice & Fairness in Resource Governance – Is there a New Scramble for Africa?

Lennart Olsson

A Dirty Business? – The Trade of Waste from EU to Africa

Yahia Mohamed-Mahmoud

A radical re-imagination of justice in Ghana’s small-scale gold mining sector.

Petra Tschakert

Development Research at Lund University

October 14


Presentations by Students and Researchers at Lund University

ann [dot] akerman [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se (If you are interested to present, please contact ann[dot]akerman[at]lucsus[dot]lu[dot]se)

The Hydén Award for Best Thesis on Democratisation and Development in the Third World

Venue: Geocentrum1, Sölvegatan 10, Room ”Världen”


More info

Development Research Day 2008: "A Human Rights Based Approach to Development"

Programme for Development Research Day 2008. Picture.

16 September 2008


09.15 Opening remarks
Christina Johnsson and Ulf Maunsbach

09.30 Human Rights and the Right to Development
Christina Johnsson 

10.00 Coffee break

10.15 Human Rights Based Approach to Development I
Urban Jonsson 

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 Human Rights Based Approach to Development II
Urban Jonsson

Introducing the afternoon sessions: Christina Johnsson

12.00 Lunch

13.15 Parallel sessions: Interactive workshops

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 Panel debate: Summarizing the day - The Road Ahead for the Human Rights Based Approach to Development?
Urban Jonsson (Director of the OWLS and the former Regional Director of UNICEF east and south Africa), Radu Mares (RWI), Anna Maria Nawrot (RWI), Peter Gottschalk (Faculty of Law), Henrik Andersen (RWI) Moderator: Christina Johnsson (RWI)

The Hydén Prize for best thesis on Democratization  and Development.

17.00 End

Location: Juridicum and Raoul Wallenberg Institute Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4 Old Printing House (Gamla Tryckeriet)
The lectures will take place in the Pufendorf Hall (Pufendorfsalen)
Afternoon parallel sessions will take place in Alfa Laval, Tetra Pak, Alfa Laval Agri
For a detailed programme please go to or

Development Research Day 2007: "Equity and Rural Development"

17 September 2007

Programme for Development and Research Day 2007. Picture,


Christer Gunnarsson and Alia Ahmad (Lund University)
Opening remarks

Key note speaker: Francisco H. G. Ferreira (World Bank)

“Equity in Development”

Discussant: Anders Danielson (SADEV)

10.30 Coffee break (posters, book exhibition)

Key note speaker: Peter Hazell (IFPRI)
“The Future of Small Farms for Poverty Reduction and Growth”
Discussant: Kjell Havnevik (Nordic Africa Institute)

12.00 Lunch

Parallel sessions with project presentations

15.00 Coffee break (posters, book exhibition)

Key note speaker: Julie Litchfield (University of Sussex)
Poverty Dynamics and Agricultural Development” Discussant:
Christer Gunnarsson (Lund University)

The Hydén Prize for best thesis on democratisation and development

17.00 End

Location: School of Economics, Tycho Brahe Väg 1, EC1 Guest lectures in the Crafoord Hall (Crafoord salen) For a detailed programme please go to or

Development Research Day 2006: "Development and Governance"

18 September 2006

Programme for Research and Development Day 2006


Professor Christer Jönsson (Lund University)

Professor Margaret Keck (Johns Hopkins University)
“State Disengagement and the Diffusion of Participatory Governance: questions arising from Brazil’s Water Management reform.”

10.15 Coffee Break (posters, book exhibition)

Professor Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University)
“Governance, Foreign Aid and Growth in the Low-Income Countries”

11.15 Professor Mark Thompson, (University of Erlangen-Nurenberg)
“Reform after Reformasi: Middle Class Movements for Good Governance after Democratic Revolutions in Southeast Asia”

12.00 Lunch

Parallel sessions with project presentations MFS-students and researchers (for a detailed programme please see

15.00 Coffee Break (posters, book exhibition)

15.30 The Hydén Prize for best thesis on democratisation and development.

Panel debate:

Professor Axel Hadenius (Chair)
Professor Jan Aart Scholte (Introduction)
Professor Margaret Keck, Professor Mark Thompson,
Professor Nicolas van de Walle, Professor Göran Hydén

17.00 End

Location: Department of Political Science, Paradisgatan 5, Eden
The guest lectures and the debate will take place in E116 (Edens hörsal) while the afternoon sessions will take place in E131, E233 and E234.
For a detailed programme please go to

Department of Political Sciences
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies

Development Research Day 2005: "lnverted Views of the World"


Utvecklingsforskningens Dag

14 oktober 2005, Lunds Universitet

Plats: Kulturgeografiska Institutionen, Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10 (samt Sociologiska Institutionen, Sölvegatan 7, se parallellsessionsprogrammet)

Program för dagen

Tid: 8.30 - 16.30

8.30 -10.00 (sal 111)

  • Inverted Views of the World - Öppningsanförande
  • Key Note Speaker Staffan Lindberg, Sociologiska Institutionen, Lunds Universitet: In Wet and Dry - 25 Years af Change in Rural South India
  • Presentation av LUCSUS; Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

10.00 - 10.30 Kaffepaus - postervisningar - bokbord

10.30 - 11.50 Parallellsessioner a 20 minuter, då forskare / J\i1FS1- studenter presenterar sina projekt (se nedan för detaljer)

11.50 - 13.15 Lunch

13.15 - 14.00 (sal 111)

  • Pernille Gooch, Humanekologiska Institutionen, Lunds Universitet: Tribal Council Post-Tsunami Solutions fora Sustainable Future in the Central Nicobars



14.30- 15.00 Kaffepaus - postervisningar - bokbord

15.00 - 16.30 (sal 111)

  • Utdelning av Hydenpriset för bästa uppsats om demokratisering och utveckling i tredje världen
  • Paneldebatt

Övrig Information

  • Sal finns reserverad för lunch på Kulturens Restaurang. Alla är varmt välkomna att delta!

Dagens: 69 kronor inklusive sallad. Vegetariskt alternativ finns


1 Minor Field Study

Development Research Day 2004


17 September 2004

Programme for Research Development Day 2004 page 1. Picture.

Programme for Research Development Day 2004 page 2. Picture.


Morning session, 09.00 – 14.00 Kårhusets hörsal, John Ericssons väg 3

09.00 - 09.10 Welcome         

09.10 - 10.00 Tom Tomich – Prof. ICRAF, Nairobi
Conserving rainforests and reducing poverty: How can we win more and lose less?

10.00 - 10.15 Refreshments

10.15 - 11.05 Kenneth Hermele – Freelance Economist and Writer           

11.05 - 11.55 Göran Hydén – Prof. University of Florida, Gainsville            
Beyond Governance: Bringing Power into the Development Equation

11.55 - 12.00   Award ceremony                      

12.00 - 12.30   Lunch                

12.30 - 14.00  Panel discussion – Moderator Catarina Kinnvall, PhD. – Department of Political Science
Kenneth Hermele, Göran Hydén, Tom Tomich, Boel Flodgren, Prof. Department of Business Law, Ransom Lekunze, PhD cand. Dept. of Social and Economic Geography


  • Kristina Jönsson – Department of Political Science
    Issue without Boundaries: HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia
  • Steven Cuadra – Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
    Heavy Metals and Persistent Organic Compounds (POCs) in Children Working in a Waste Disposal Site in Managua, Nicaragua

Exhibitors and Contact person:

  • Minor Field Studies, MFS: Ditte Mårtensson – Dept. of Sociology
  • Raoul Wallenberginstitutet: Miles Hogan – Raoul Wallenbergsinstitutet
  • ABC: Cheryl Prindiville – MICLU
  • IM:     
  • Engineers Without Borders: Magnus Pålsson
  • Svalorna, Indien-Bangladesh sektionen            

 Afternoon session, 14.30 - 17.00, Geocentrum 1, Sölvegatan 10

Three parallel sessions

SESSION A Geocentrum 1, room 128 – Moderator Barry Ness, MICLU

14.30 - 14.50 Helena Persson –Human Ecology Division         
Women as Saviours of Nature – Clashes between Myths and Reality in the Indian Himalayas

14.50 - 15.10 Catarina Kinnvall – Dept of Political Science
Sidsel Hansson – Centre for East and SE Asian Studies 
Woman and Symbols in Religious Discourse(s): the Hindu-Muslim conflict in India

15.10 - 15.30 Anna-Karin Svensson – Emelie Nilsson – Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis           Minor Field Study in Lao PDR, An Agro Ecological Zoning of Phonsay District

15.30 - 16.00 Refreshments

16.00 - 16.20 Rolf Larsson – Department of Sociology       
Food Security, agricultural technology and policy – the case of maize in sub-Saharan Africa

16.20 - 16.40   Daniel Stendahl – Department of Political Science                       
Reciprocation in Democratization – Mayan Political Participation in Guatemala

16.40 - 17.00   Ellen Hillbom – Dept. of Economic History     
Obtaining security and access to water: Cases from SSA

SESSION B, Geocentrum 1, room 126              Moderator Ebba Lisberg Jensen, Division of Human Ecology

14.30 - 14.50   Staffan I. Lindberg – Department of Political Science                       
Women’s Empowerment and Democratization

14.50 - 15.10   Kristina Svensson – Social Medicine                         
To carry out a study in a low income country – A student in the middle of the experience

15.10 - 15.30   Bertil Egerö – Department of Sociology       
The roots of the recent conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia – an interpretation

15.30 - 16.00   Refreshments

16.00 - 16.20   Erik Green – Department of Economic History                     
Agrarian change and state policies in colonial Africa: Too much, too little or irrelevant? The case of Malawi

16.20 - 16.40   Jenny Oscarsson – Human Ecology Division         
Consequences of Nature Conservation for Forest Communities: A case study from Northern India

16.40 - 17.00   Anna Thestrup – Department of Political Science  
The Social Construction of Water Resource Use.

SESSION C, Geocentrum 1, room 111              Moderator Yahia Mohamed-Mahmood, Dept. of Social and Economic Geography

14.30 - 14.50   Pernilla Ouis – Human Ecology Division         
Greening the emirates?: The modern construction of nature in the United Arab Emirates

14.50 - 15.10   Sara Walsted – Department of Social and Economic Geography                    
Zambia- A Country in Crisis? The impact of HIV/AIDS on the demographic structure and socio-economic development

15.10 - 15.30   Sune Svanberg – Atomic Physics                           
Laser spectroscopy in development

15.30 - 16.00   Refreshments

16.00 - 16.20   Tobias Axelsson – Department of Economic History

Axel Fredholm – Department of Sociology
Doing fieldwork in Indonesia Doing fieldwork in Indonesia

16.20 - 16.40   Ransom Lekunze – Department of Social and Economic Geography                    
Corporate Social Responsibility or Irresponsibility? Putting the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project on the Screen

16.40 - 17.00   Liu Ke – IIIEE                   
A tour to Shangri-la – The role of community for sustainable development in conservation areas

Development Research Day 2003

Development Research Day at Lund University, 26 September 2003
Venue: Geocentrum 1, “Gamla Farmakologen”, Ground Floor
Address: Sölvegatan 10, entrance from Helgonavägen, next to Gerdahallen


09.00 Welcome and introduction, Lennart Olsson and Göran Djurfeldt

09.30 Lecture by Docent Jerker Liljestrand (Lund University): Health and development issues in a global perspective

10.30 Coffee/Tea break

11.00 Lecture by Professor Jules Pretty, (University of Essex, UK): Social capital, connectedness and participatory methods

12.00 Lecture by Docent Lennart Olsson, (MICLU): Development challenges in the wake of global environmental change.

12.55 Price Ceremony, The Hydén Award for Best Thesis on Democratisation and Development in the Third World.

13.05 Lunch break

14.00 Three parallel sessions with short presentations, chaired by Anne Jerneck, Magnus Jirström and Franz-Michael Rundquist (see separate list)

15.30 Coffee/Tea break

17.00 Programme ends

18.30 Informal dinner (by pre-registration only, 150 Kr)

Development Research Day 2002

Lundaforskning i världsklass – Utvecklingsforskningens dag



Andreas Schedler (FLACSO, Mexico): Disappointing Democracies.

Utdelning av Hydénpriset Edens hörsal


Poster-session (utanför Edens hörsal)

Forskare, doktorander, institutionernas presentationer av sina MFS-program, samt MFS-studenter.


"Minor Field Study" (MFS)-föredrag

Session 1, rum Ed 130: 

Anna Kajerman, kulturgeografi: Risky Lives: Discrimination of Female Children in Gulbarga District, South India.

Karin Rask och Sophie Malmegård, statsvetenskap: Sensitivisation. A New Implementation Approach? A Case Study Concerning the Eradication of Female Circumcision / Female Genital Mutilation in Guinea.

Ordförande Malin Arvidson, sociologi

Session 2, rum Ed 234:

Linda Johansson, ekonomisk historia: Who is driving policy? A discussion concerning the co-operation between Vietnam and the WoWorld Bank

Jamil Kahn, statsvetenskap: Searching for Appropriate Roles. A Study of the Public, the Business and the Voluntary Sectors in Water and Sanitation in Rural Bangladesh.

Anna Carlson, juridik: Interception of asylum seekers: A minor field study of the co-operation between Australia and Indonesia.

Ordförande: Caroline Boussard, statsvetenskap

12.00-13.00 Lunch (MFS-stipendiater, föreläsare och arrangörer bjuds på lunch i konferensrummet, Eden)


Kortföreläsningar av forskare och doktorander

Session 1, rum Ed130:                                                                                 

  • Alia Ahmad, national ekonomi: Rural Poverty and common-pool resource management – the role of NGOs, social capital and collective action.
  • Staffan Lindberg, sociologi: Indien – modernisering med passioner.
  • Aasulv Lande, missionsvetenskap: Utvikling – mellom oksident og orient

Ordförande Ditte Mårtensson, sociologi

Session 2, rum Ed 131:

  • Mikael Hammarskjöld, sociologi: African food crisis - the relevance of Asian models.
  • Erik Green, ekonomisk historia: Maize is more than food! Reflections on modern agricultural history in Malawi
  • Kristina Jönsson, statsvetenskap: Från idé till praktik. Policyspridning i Laos och Vietnam.

Ordförande: Anders Sannerstedt, statsvetenskap

14.00-14.30 Fikapaus

14.30 - 16.00

Paneldebatt, Nya världsbilder – Nya utvecklingsstrategier?

Edens hörsal

  • Anne Jerneck, ekonomisk historia
  • Staffan I. Lindberg, statsvetenskap
  • Alf Hornborg, humanekologi
  • Gun-Britt Andersson, Statssekreterare UD
  • Karl-Göran Biörsmark, riksdagsledamot (fp)
  • Moderator: Göran Djurfeld, sociologi