Start of project site visits in thematic modules Employment and Social Conflicts
The monitoring process in the r4d programme includes project site visits. The first site visits take place between September 2015 and January 2016.
In the r4d project site visits the project teams present the research progress and organise public and stakeholder events. The site visits in the thematic modules Employment and Social Conflicts take place in Geneva, Cairo, Addis Abeba, Colombo and Paksé.
The first site visit of the project "Trade and labor market outcomes in developing countries" took place in Geneva, 1-4 September 2015. It featured a joint symposium with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on how the economic forces of globalization, particularly international trade, can lead to better employment outcomes in developing countries, and the presentation of eight r4d project papers at the international conference "Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade – DEGIT XX”.
The site visit of the project "Gender dimensions of social conflicts, armed violence and peacebuilding" took place in Geneva, 16-18 September 2015. It included a round table discussion with women leaders from Nigeria and Senegal on the Women's Situation Room and Sustainable Democracy, as well as the launch of the book "Gender, Peace and Security. Implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325".
For more information please visit the respective project webpage.
Site visits in the r4d programme are topic-driven and provide insights into specific moments and selected aspects of the research process of the usually large research consortia. The aim of the site visit is to enable the grantees, the research team, two assigned Review Panel members per project, and the r4d programme management to share information of the status and planning of research activities, the experiences acquired to date, and the activities in view of the pathways to impact, communication and application. The site visits shall allow for identifying and exploring opportunities for cooperation and need for advice. As a monitoring tool the site visits also serve for early warning in case of difficulties.