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Gender-sensitive governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?'

Monday 3 Nov 2014 until Friday 28 Nov 2014

Free interactive online course exploring gender-sensitive care with a special focus on the Nigerian context. 

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Why Greater Equality is a Key to Sustainability

Thursday 27 Nov 2014

This Sussex Development Lecture will be given by Richard Wilkinson, co author of the Spirit Level.

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Tax and Development Short Course

Monday 26 Jan 2015 until Thursday 29 Jan 2015

This 4 day course will guide researchers, academics, tax administrators and other practitioners through the main issues and trends on taxation in developing countries while providing an opportunity for networking, sharing ideas and information on participants' work and future plans in the area of taxation.  

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Impact Evaluation Design - Short Course

Monday 20 Apr 2015 until Friday 24 Apr 2015

This 5-day course on Impact Evaluation Design will provide researchers, project managers and practitioners with the necessary methodology and practical knowledge to meet the growing demand for rigorous evaluation of development programmes. The course leader is Dr Edoardo Masset.

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence - short course 2015

Monday 6 Jul 2015 until Thursday 9 Jul 2015

This course is open to a wide audience of policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in the area of social protection. The course aims to provide a platform for strengthening conceptual grounding and for engagement in critical debate about knowledge, practice and evidence on social protection.

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Governance and Development: Working with the Grain

Monday 24 Nov 2014

Dr. Brian Levy will discuss his most recent book, “Working with the Grain: Integrating Governance and Growth in Development Strategies” which draws on both innovative scholarship and his quarter century experience at the World Bank to lay out an alternative.

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Prosperity and Development: a discussion on linked futures

Thursday 20 Nov 2014

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Henrietta Moore looks at the urgent need to redefine prosperity and along the way change the way we talk about development.

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Designing an Impact Evaluation for a Mobile Phone Application for Nutrition Service Delivery in Indonesia

Thursday 20 Nov 2014

This seminar will highlight recent findings on mobile phone application for nutrition service delivery in Indonesia. It will explain that at the core any project there is a need understand the context of where projects are being implemented and propose a design of how to develop an evaluation approach that takes into consideration the context. 

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Putting Impact Evaluation in its place: what it does, when it helps, and what risks it carries

Wednesday 19 Nov 2014

In this Centre for Development Impact seminar, we will discuss why we may need Impact Assessment and the associated risks that need to be managed. We will then invite an open discussion about how best to put Impact Evaluation in its place.

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Calamity, Conflict and Cash Transfers: How Violence Affects Access to Aid in Pakistan

Monday 17 Nov 2014

In the third Conflict, Violence and Development Seminar this term, Yashodhan Ghorpade presents his paper which examines how conflict affects households’ access to aid programmes in the aftermath of the massive 2010 floods in Pakistan.

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Geography is not Destiny and History need not Repeat: Trade Politics and State Development in the Global South

Friday 14 Nov 2014

A comparative historical analysis of the two agrarian societies that inhabit the tropical island of Hispaniola reveals how exogenous changes in exposure to international trade can lead to corresponding changes in institutional quality.

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Warm glow or reality check? Assessing theories of change behind pro-poor business and livelihood development finance

Friday 14 Nov 2014

This seminar reflects on the methodological and political enonomy problems of assessing theories of change behind pro-poor business and livelihood development finance. 

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Gender, Class and the Neoliberal Project

Thursday 13 Nov 2014 Watch/Listen Again

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Nancy Lindisfarne and Jonathan Neale will examine how new forms of sexual imagery naturalise new forms of inequality, and how these are are met with new forms of gendered resistance and struggle.

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Getting Under the Skin: Unconventional dialogues on patriarchy and change

Monday 10 Nov 2014

IDS is running a session at the MenEgage Global Symposium 2014: Men and Boys for Gender Justice

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Evidencing Innovation or Disproving Change? Evidence-Based Policy and Political Contestation in Nepal and Myanmar

Monday 10 Nov 2014

In the second Conflict, Violence and Development seminar this term, Dr Mareike Schomerus will discuss the struggle with the notion of ‘evidence’ and ‘evidence-based policy’ in politically contested environments.

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