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I am an anthropologist of development turned social protection scholar. My work ethnographically examines the governance of exploitative, ‘indecent’ and ‘unfree’ labour and in particular the various forms of it targeted for eradication by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It further looks at innovative forms of labour and social protection – most notably Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) combined with participatory forms of community organising – and explores the intersection of these interventions with various public policy challenges. I co-lead two large international policy experiments looking at this combination, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Hyderabad, India: https://clarissa.global/ and https://www.work-free.net/.
I frequently collaborate with the international child protection agency, Terre des Hommes, on participatory action research projects with child migrants, child workers, and street-connected children to develop ground-up responses to their circumstances.
I'm also on the Executive Committee of the Basic Income Earth Network and lead the Bath UBI Beacon, which aims to make Bath the leading national centre of UBI scholarship: https://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bath-beacon-universal-basic-income/.
Do get in touch with me if you are interested in these or related topics; I am open to supervising new students.
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):
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1/09/23 → 31/08/26
Project: Research-related funding
1/04/22 → 31/03/25
Project: Research-related funding
Toward a relational turn in development theory and policy: a comparative analysis of two PAR interventions in the wake of COVID-19
1/03/21 → 31/03/24
Project: Research council
An Ecological Basic Income? Examining the Ecological Credentials of Basic Income Through a Review of Selected Pilot InterventionsLangridge, N., Buchs, M. & Howard, N., 30 Jun 2023, In: Basic Income Studies. 18, 1, p. 47-87 41 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (SciVal)
Designing basic income pilots for community development: what are the key community concerns? Evidence from citizen engagement in Northern EnglandHoward, N., Gregory, G., Johnson, M. & Pickett, K., 11 Oct 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Local Development & Society. 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Maconachie, R., Howard, N. & Bock, R., 28 Apr 2023, Children’s Work in African Agriculture: The Harmful and the Harmless. Sumberg, J. & Sabates-Wheeler, R. (eds.). Bristol University Press, p. 24-51 28 p.
Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter or sectionOpen Access
Howard, N. (ed.) & Okyere, S. (ed.), Feb 2022, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 261 p. (Palgrave Studies on Children and Development)
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Maconachie, R., Howard, N. & Bock, R., 31 Dec 2022, In: Oxford Development Studies. 50, 3, p. 259-271 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (SciVal)29 Downloads (Pure)