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Stabilisation: Over 10 years of Policy and Practice

05 Dec 2016

This seminar will set out an overview of the UK approach to stabilisation since the establishment of the UK’s Post Conflict Reconstruction Unit in 2004, drawing on examples from Afghanistan, Somalia and elsewhere, and based on the presenters’ experiences of stabilisation in the field.

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Workshop on Changing Business-State Relations in Development (Invitation Only)

07 Dec 2016

This workshop aims to assess the state of play in research on state-business relations in developing countries, and outline a research agenda which builds on this foundation towards better understanding of the role of state-business relations in shaping development outcomes, including but also beyond economic growth. 

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The Changing Government-Business relationship under the ‘New Normal’ in China

08 Dec 2016

The Chinese economy sits on a strategic yet worrying turning point from the high speed booming to a slower growth, which is conceptualized by the officials as the 'New Normal'. Dr Lu's presentation aims to reveal how to understand the elusive yet vital concepts coined by the Chinese government and their underlying implications to China and the World.

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Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development Conference 2016

12 Dec 2016 until 14 Dec 2016

International conference on Agri-Chains and Sustainable Development (AC&SD): linking local and global dynamics - early bird discount ends 1 November.

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China's global South relations: gender and sexuality dimensions

16 Dec 2016

China’s interactions with the Global South have been the subject of much attention and study from both inside and outside the country. Yet issues of gender and sexuality have been largely ignored. What are the gender and sexuality impacts of China’s foreign investment, and are they any better or worse than those of other countries?

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Designing Effective Ways to Evaluate Impact

16 Jan 2017 until 20 Jan 2017

This 5 day course tackles an emerging problem in development evaluation: how to ensure that we have the right mix of methods to provide relevant and credible impact evidence. Learn how to achieve a better understanding of the potential contribution of various evaluation designs and methods, and create the space for thinking this through and incorporating it into our practice.

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Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice

23 Jan 2017 until 27 Jan 2017

This five-day course on Participatory Action Research (PAR) will provide participants with the conceptual and practical tools to design and carry out PAR. They will learn about a range of methods and develop their ideas into a detailed plan that they will be able to put into action on returning to their organisation.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability

15 May 2017 until 26 May 2017

Annual two-week course for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers on pathways to sustainability, convened by the ESRC STEPS Centre. The course includes a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and interaction with STEPS Centre members.

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2017

12 Jun 2017 until 15 Jun 2017

This short 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. It 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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Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy

27 Jun 2017 until 29 Jun 2017

The third International Conference of the Global Research Forum (GRF) on Sustainable Production and Consumption, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

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Gender Challenges: A conversation with Bina Agarwal

24 Nov 2016 Watch/Listen Again

Bina Agarwal, a renowned development economist and academic of gender studies, discusses the emerging challenges to female empowerment, in conversation with Melissa Leach and John Thompson from IDS.

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Estimating China’s Foreign Aid II: 2014 Update

24 Nov 2016

Based on a new JICA Research Institute Working Paper (No. 131), this lecture aims to present updated estimates of China's foreign aid between 2001 and 2014 as a proxy for China’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) as defined by the OECD-DAC, and to compare the results with the ODA of other DAC members. An estimation process is introduced which has been modified from the one proposed in the previous work.

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Showcasing leaders and leadership in Bangladesh

24 Nov 2016

The Institute of Development Studies Alumni Association, Bangladesh, holds a seminar on-Showcasing Leaders and Leadership to mark IDS' 50th anniversary. 

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UK Book Launch - Sustainable Sanitation for All (Invitation Only)

22 Nov 2016

The CLTS Knowledge Hub are hosting the UK Launch of the book 'Sustainabe Santitation for All: Experiences, Challenges and Innovations'. 

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How can we make British aid work to reduce poverty and marginalisation of LGBT communities?

14 Nov 2016

Speakers will share insights from the latest research on how LGBT communities experience poverty and suggest ways in which we can partner together to tackle marginalisation.

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From Sri Lanka to Syria: Photographing Aid in times of Conflict

14 Nov 2016

Since 2008 Russell has worked for DFID documenting the impact of the UK’s overseas aid in developing countries around the world.

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A Pragmatic Guide to Health Systems Implementation Research

14 Nov 2016

This session will explore the skills required to conduct implementation research on interventions in complex health systems.

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From index to impact? Process tracing the policy impact of the Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI)

10 Nov 2016 Watch/Listen Again

In this seminar, we will discuss how a process-tracing approach was adopted to explore the policy impact of the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index.

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Partnering in the Practice of Relational Action Inquiry: an Exploration of Gender and Power

04 Nov 2016

The heart of action research is the creative relationship. Led by Hilary Bradbury, this relational, action inquiry workshop is designed to support deeper inquiry into the ways in which power, gender and privilege can be both enablers and obstacles for women and men in creative collaborations.

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Revolutions in Rojava and Beyond: Perspectives on Democratic Transformations

03 Nov 2016

A public event in central Brighton with film screenings and talks about the democratic transformations taking place in Rojava, Western Syria.

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