Challenges of social and economic research in today’s Mozambique
01 September 2007
Institute for Social and Economic Studies (IESE)
Call for Papers - Inaugural Conference of IESE
IESE, an independent research organisation which is in the process of being created, is calling for proposals for papers for its inaugural Conference which will take place in September 2007 in Maputo.
IESE’s central objective is to promote research from an interdisciplinary and heterodox perspective, bringing together different approaches and research groups in a process of mutual reinforcement. The focus of IESE’s research is the analysis and development of public policy. In an initial phase, the research promoted by IESE will be centered on two lines of research:
Mozambique and Southern Africa have been in profound political, economic and social change. The challenges facing the reconstruction of the region’s economies and democratisation at a local, national and regional level, in an international context of increasing interdependence, are numerous and complex. Thus, the formulation of policies and public interventions need to be based on dynamic knowledge of the problems and their context that can only be provided by research that is rigorous, interdisciplinary, continuous and systematic.
Problems and dynamics of poverty, growth, and social and economic development; and
Citizenship, political participation and governance.