The core areas in SPRI’s global research agenda encompass:

  • poverty analyses with an emphasis on multidimensional non-monetary poverty,
    SDG monitoring
  • social protection-design and –evaluation studies flavoured by the idea that systemic coherence and -focus is what matters most
  • inquiries into the nature and drivers of inequality including the roles of child development, income generation and transfers, rural development, social policy in emergency situations, and others

SPRI fellows are currently engaged in academic and applied research on

  • the reproduction of social and economic inequality
  • measuring multidimensional- and monetary poverty
  • the organisation and impact of social protection
  • the impact of formal and informal income transfers between households
  • the role of neuro-cognitive processes in the production and reproduction of social and economic inequalities
  • rural development and resilient households