The Fair Trade, Employment and Poverty Reduction (FTEPR) project based at SOAS University of London, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented in Ethiopia and Uganda, has just published the findings of four years of research.
The project has collected detailed micro-level evidence from areas producing agricultural exports on how rural labour markets affect poor people’s lives. The objective has been to make a detailed case for new, cost-effective interventions directly targeted to improve the standards of living of the poorest people involved in agricultural export commodity production.
There are two distinctive features which give Development Studies at SOAS characteristics not available elsewhere. The first is the School’s outstanding reputation for the study of non-Western systems of thought and law. The second is its unrivalled regional specialisation in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, which gives historical and cultural depth based on knowledge of local languages and the full range of contemporary social sciences.
The Department of Development Studies at SOAS offers an exciting range of postgraduate courses, including:
and a new MSc Environment, Politics and Development.