Agnes Andersson

Agnes Andersson


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Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is currently the PI of a comparative project on inclusive urbanisation in small towns in Uganda and Tanzania. The project uses a mixed methods approach and has collected quantitative data from nearly 4000 households and individuals in fifteen small towns in the two countries. This data will be combined with existing large scale data sets, such as the World Bank Livings Standards Surveys, remotely sensed data and qualitative data from key informant interviews and focus group discussions, to identify the prospects and drivers for inclusive urbanisation and urban development. 

Previous to this project, Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt was the PI of five different research projects that togehter constituted the Afrint group, an interdisciplinary group of researchers engaging researchers from nine research institutions in Africa and the Departments of Human Geography, Statistics, Sociology and Economic History at Lund University. The group used panel data from 4000 households in sub-Saharan Africa to study changes in rural livelihoods in more than a hundred villages across nine countries from 2002 onwards.

Current research project

At present Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt is the P.I. of 

Vetenskapsrådet: Explaining inclusive lower-level urbanization in Tanzania and Uganda (2022-2024)

Agnes’ research interests focuses on social and economic transformation within and outside agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa involving changing rural and translocal livelihoods, gender based access to productive resources within and outside agriculture, consumption and intra-household division of labor and income. 

She uses a mixed-methods approach.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Agricultural Sciences

Free keywords

  • gender, Africa, livelihoods, development


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