Research Priority of IDSS

Like others the UIU’s IDSS believes that the ‘world needs to do far more and do it faster’. National policymakers face the challenges of implementing the indivisible agenda for 17 SDGs and achieving progress across the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Therefore, there is a need to address the scope and systemic nature of the 2030 Agenda and the urgency of the challenges. This requires a wide range of tools and science-based analysis to navigate the complexities and to realize the ambitions. IDSS’s research priority on SDGs 1, 6 & 7:

Other than the above mentioned top priority of research, the following are the priority areas of the UIU-IDSS’s research:

  • Study and assess the social response  to development programs and its implications in terms of various policy options for sustainability;
  • Examine complexities of development interventions vs local initiatives of sustainable livelihoods;
  • Study climate change adaptation options and policy research and advocacy for scaling up of good practices;
  • Study Gender and Development;
  • Study DRR and Sustainable Livelihoods;
  • Study cultural diversities.