KFPE Publications

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Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries
  • 2016

Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries - Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps

Switzerland occupies an important position in the global trade of hard and soft commodities. Companies headquartered within its borders directly or indirectly shape commodity extraction practices around the world, some of which carry considerable negative environmental and social risks on the ground, particularly in fragile contexts. Minimizing these risks and maximizing shared economic gains could enable mutually beneficial development and counteract persistent social and political inequality.
Switzerland  and the Commodities Trade
  • 2016

Switzerland and the Commodities Trade - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

This factsheet outlines key challenges, knowledge gaps, and research questions centring on Switzerland’s role and potential responsibility as a leading commodity hub. It concludes with suggestions of possible avenues for future research and policy.
Health and global change in an interconnected world - Concerns and responsibilities for Switzerland
  • 2015

Health and global change in an interconnected world - Concerns and responsibilities for Switzerland

This factsheet of the Swiss Academies highlights the principal drivers of global change, placing particular emphasis on associated health impacts.
The Commodity Sector and Related Governance Challenges from a Sustainable Development Perspective: The Example of Switzerland Current Research Gaps
  • 2015

The Commodity Sector and Related Governance Challenges from a Sustainable Development Perspective: The Example of Switzerland - Current Research Gaps

The Swiss commodity sector has come under increasing scrutiny in the last few years as a result of the substantial growth experienced by global commodity trade since 2002 and the importance of Switzerland as a leading international commodity trading hub.
A Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships:  11 principles & 7 questions
  • 2012

A Guide for Transboundary Research Partnerships (2nd edition - 2014)

Transboundary and intercultural research in partnership is a continuous process of sound knowledge generation, building mutual trust, mutual learning and shared ownership.
Factsheet Environmental change and migration in developing countries
  • 2013

Environmental changes and migration in developing countries

In what way do global environmental changes and climate change, in particular, affect migration flows in and from developing countries? The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences summarise the state of knowledge in a recently published fact sheet.
Pourquoi intensifier la coopération scientifique avec les pays du Sud et de l’Est?
  • 2010

Pourquoi intensifier la coopération scientifique avec les pays du Sud et de l’Est?

Document de réflexion de la KFPE
Cooperating for Success Benefits of Research Partnerships with Developing Countries
  • 2009

Cooperating for Success

This publication of the KFPE presents 12 successful projects. The 12 practical examples show the advantages of cross-border research – also for Switzerland. Moreover, they underscore the continually evolving challenges of such efforts.
Improving Impacts of Research Partnerships
  • 2006

Improving Impacts of Research Partnerships

The publication proposes 10 factors enabling or enhancing impact and points to 6 factors that hinder impact. In addition, conclusions and recommendations concerning enhancement of desired impacts are formulated for funding agencies and for researchers and their institutions.
Choosing the Right Projects
  • 2005

Choosing the Right Projects

The aim of present publication is to help design, revise, and implement project selection processes in North-South research partnership (NSRP) programmes. In particular, it addresses the complex challenge of dealing with the multiple objectives of NSRP programmes: scientific quality, development relevance, and adherence to partnership principles.

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