- Our Research
My primary research interest is in the area of sustainable development and social equality. I worked on the topics within the framework of the normative coherence for sustainable development (NCSD) which promote a “whole of government” approach to the pursuit of sustainable development objectives. This approach integrates the dimensions of sustainable development and norms throughout domestic and international policy-making. In my research, I specifically focus on social equality in climate-sensitive areas of Asia. I address a certain problem in the region by 1) providing solutions for synergies and maximizing benefits across economic, social, and environmental policy areas; 2) studying the coherence of domestic policy objectives and internationally recognized sustainable development goals; and 3) addressing the transboundary and long-term impacts of policies, including those likely to affect countries.
Vlada Perekrestova. 2022. “Normative Coherence through Social Entrepreneurship: Fostering Women’s Empowerment in Myanmar”, Development Policy Review, Wiley Online
Vlada Perekrestova. 2021. “Women’s Empowerment through Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in Myanmar” in Impact Finance, Mario La Torre and Helen Chiappini (Eds): Contemporary Issues in Sustainable Finance, London: Palgrave Macmillian
Social equality through the establishment of social enterprises I contend that networks of non-governmental actors in Asia can more effectively promote NCD than formal political bodies because they are not constrained by non-interference norms and they understand better the needs of local communities.
The role of impact investing for sustainable development Impact investments in Myanmar play a decisive role in disrupting the current way of financing development, generating specific beneficial social or environmental effects in addition to financial gains.