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Previous Research Projects

Past research (since 2004) includes:

  • 2015-17: University of Otago funded investigation of Local and Regional Development in New Zealand
  • 2015-17: Regional Studies Association grant to examine regional development in Australia and New Zealand
  • 2014-15: University of Free State/ILO study of Entrepreneurialism and small business in South Africa
  • 2011-13: NZAID - Urban Agriculture policy in Zambia
  • 2010-11: NZAID - Small town development in South Africa
  • 2009-10: Oceania Development Network - study of economic development in Samoa
  • 2009: Royal Society of New Zealand Linkage Fund Grant
  • 2008-09: Global Development Network - study of urban agriculture in Southern Africa
  • 2004-07: World Bank / Development Bank Study of Local Economic Development in South Africa (project leader).
  • 2004-07: National Research Foundation ( South Africa) Study of Local Economic Development in Southern Africa (project leader)
  • 2007: European Union Study of Local Economic development in the Eastern Cape
  • 2006: Department of Trade and Industry study of Regional Development in South Africa