ESRC grants awarded for two new research projects
Laura Mann has been awarded an ESRC grant for the project: “A Tale of Two Green Valleys: Power Struggles over Data-Driven Agro-Innovation in Kenya's Rift Valley and California's Central Valley”. The project will explore the political economy of digital data within agriculture, postulating that control over knowledge is the source of dynamic value in the global economy.
The project will be based jointly in the Firoz Lalji Centre of Africa and the Department of International Development, and will run for three years, starting in January 2018.
Find out about the research grant here.
Professor Jude Howell has been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council Research Grant for a project on “The politics of services subcontracting to NGOs in China” (2017-2020), with a total value of £882,393. The project investigates how, why and with what consequences the Chinese government procures services from NGOs, through sub-contracting welfare services for children with disabilities, care for the elderly, and migrant workers.
The international research team includes Co-investigators Professor Xiaoyuan Shang (Beijing Normal University) and Professor Karen Fisher (University of New South Wales), and post-doctoral research fellow, Dr Regina Enjuto Martinez (LSE).
Find out more about the research grant here.