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The Global Governance of SDG Financing

23 Feb 2017

Thomas Fues will address the global governance of external support for sustainable development in three steps. The first part will interpret the 2030 Agenda. The second part will concentrate on the need for external transfers in support of SDG implementation. The concluding section will explore the possibilities for sharing experiences, mutual learning and joint action between Northern and Southern providers.

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Brexit, Trump and the implications for development

23 Feb 2017 Live Streaming

First Brexit, then Trump…is Marine Le Pen next? Join us for a panel discussion on the possible implications for development following an incredible year in European and US politics.

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Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

02 Mar 2017

Radhika Balakrishna, James Heintz and Diane Elson will be discussing the themes from the new book 'Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice'

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Evidence-informed decision-making in a complex world

06 Mar 2017

This panel debate event asks a diverse panel of donor, academic and non-governmental organisations: how do you navigate this tension to inform your day-to-day decision-making? You can join in person on via livestream - register now. 

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Digital Development Summit 2017

13 Mar 2017

The inaugural Digital Development Summit will explore the pressing challenge of how to ensure decent work for all in a rapidly digitising world. 

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The Corruption of Capitalism

16 Mar 2017

Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), on The Corruption of Capitalism: Why rentiers thrive and work does not pay.

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Trust, Global Traders and Commodities in a Chinese International Trade City

23 Mar 2017

A Sussex Development Lecture with Magnus Marsden, Professor Of Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. 

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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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2017 World Development Report: Governance and the Law – Governance for Security

20 Feb 2017

A participatory discussion on the report’s key findings and messages in relation to violence, conflict and insecurity; the interlinkages between security, governance, and power; and the implications of these findings for future policy and research.

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Using process tracing to evaluate the impact of a mobile phone application for nutrition counselling in Indonesia

16 Feb 2017

Can a mobile phone app help improve the quality of nutrition counselling? If so, how and why does it work? During our latest CDI seminar, we will explore how the innovative methodology ‘process tracing’ was used to investigate these questions.

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Come and meet us - Masters Open Day

15 Feb 2017

The best way to experience IDS and the University of Sussex is to come to our Masters Open Day. Tour the campus and meet the staff.

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Sex education in the digital era

14 Feb 2017

Join the Institute of Development Studies and Love Matters to celebrate the launch of the IDS Bulletin presenting new research on Sex Education in the Digital Era.

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China Under Xi Jinping: The Link Between Domestic and International Policy

10 Feb 2017

Under Xi Jinping, China has become more adventurous and expansive in its foreign policy. With the advent of the Trump presidency, this is only likely to increase because of the spaces that are likely to open up around China both regionally and internationally under a more isolationist US.

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Varieties of Violence: State-Society Relations and Geographies of Conflict in India

06 Feb 2017

The study of conflict in South Asia has been traditionally partitioned between insurgencies and ethnic riots. In this seminar, Adnan constructs a conceptual framework that integrates the two into a single geography of conflict and explains the distribution of these two forms of conflict through analysing variations in state capacity and state-society relations across India's national geography.

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Global and domestic sex work: what can and should Britain be doing?

24 Jan 2017

This event will explore how British institutions can ensure the best possible outcomes for sex workers and clients and the communities they live and work in.

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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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Unlocking Investment in Africa’s Renewables: What are the Binding Constraints?

19 Jan 2017

This one-day event is looking at why renewable energy has not taken off in Africa, despite significant promises of investment. It will share unique insights from the Green Growth Diagnostics in Africa project into the blockages or "binding constraints" to green investment, with Ghana and Kenya as case studies.

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Alternative Theories of Economic Development

18 Jan 2017

Leading economists and co-editors of the new book 'Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development' discus theories and approaches which, over a prolonged period of time, have existed as viable alternatives to today's mainstream and neo-classical tenets.

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