A full list of STEPS research projects.
Below our core projects, there is a list of affiliate projects – those where STEPS is a partner in a wider initiative or consortium.
Online training for researchers on health systems & services, working with universities in Sub Saharan Africa.
Online training for researchers on health systems & services, working with universities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Asia.
Exploring how international life science collaborations deal with ‘differences’between research institutions in countries in the West and Asia.
Project looking at ways to govern and regulate climate geoengineering, with a focus on sustainability and social justice.
What are the conditions for innovation for climate-compatible development in different categories (the emerging industry, the rising middle class, the base of the pyramid) in developing countries?
Does networking between small-scale, sustainable energy, community-led projects in the UK assist in the innovation of community energy? If so, how?
Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa
Understanding the relationships between ecosystems, zoonoses, health and wellbeing in Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Understanding the dynamics of how new technologies emerge, using case studies from the biomedical sector.
DFID-funded consortium looking at the political economy of agricultural policy in Africa, including in climate change, land, innovation, commercialisation, social protection and other themes.
Future Health Systems
DFID research consortium exploring ways to improve access, affordability and quality of health services for the poor, focusing on a number of countries in South Asia, China and Africa.
Governance of Discontinuity in Technological Systems
How governance can deliberately resist and counter the interests of powerful incumbent actors to consolidate their own favoured pathways, including in nuclear power and other technologies.
A collection of projects analysing grassroots innovations for sustainable development.
A new STEPS affiliate project developing the scientific basis and participatory management processes by which groundwater resources can be used sustainably for poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa
ICTs and health
Analysing the changing ways in which people in Bangladesh find information about health as telephones, the internet, and other media become more prevalent.
Integrated Water Resource Management
Looking at the links between ideas of IWRM as constructed at global and European levels, and how they are practiced in eastern and southern Africa.
Low Carbon Development
Improving low carbon energy access and development benefits in Least Developed Countries (LDC), including examining the history of the adoption of solar home systems in Kenya.
Low Carbon Innovation in China – Prospects, Politics and Practice
This project seeks to explore the extent, nature and social implications of low-carbon transitions in China, a key concern for the whole world. It is an international collaboration between researchers in the UK and at leading institutions in China.
The politics of Low Carbon Innovation
Analysing the politics of providing a ‘protective space’ for three innovation pathways in the UK and Netherlands: photovoltaic cells, offshore wind, and carbon capture and storage.
Developing and distributing MCM – an interactive, multi-criteria appraisal method for exploring contrasting perspectives on complex strategic and policy issues.
Looking at the social and technical implications of using Anaerobic Digestion (AD) to treat domestic wastewater in different settings.
Rising Powers and low carbon energy in Southern Africa
Exploring how, why and to what extent China, India and Brazil are enabling the transition to low carbon energy systems in southern Africa, focusing on clean and renewable energy projects in South Africa and Mozambique.
A collaborative project across many UK universities, looking at how civil society organisations are seeking to destabilise unsustainable food production systems in the UK and establish more sustainable alternatives.
Looking at challenges for trade, food safety, animal health and sustainability posed by transboundary animal trading and the ‘Livestock Revolution’ in Southern Africa.