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Extralegal Groups in Liberia: A Livelihoods Perspective

30 Mar 2015

This seminar explains how extralegal groups in Liberia came about, how they persisted, and the threats and opportunities that they created for statebuilding in the aftermath of the civil war. It illuminates the political economy of post-conflict transitions and contributes to a growing literature examining intra-state variation in post-conflict outcomes.

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Inequality - What can be done?

09 Apr 2015

The Lecture proposes ambitious new policies in a range of areas: technology, employment, social security, the sharing of capital, and taxation. It seeks to defend these proposals against the common arguments: that intervention will shrink the economy, that globalization makes action impossible, and that new policies cannot be afforded.

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Bottom-up perspectives on violence and conflict: lessons from Colombia, Kenya, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

14 Apr 2015

This event will share and discuss learning derived from an action research process carried out in four countries - Colombia, Kenya, South Sudan and Zimbabwe - to better understand citizens perspectives in contexts of fragility and chronic violence.

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Impact Evaluation Design - Short Course

20 Apr 2015 until 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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STEPS Summer School 2015

11 May 2015 until 22 May 2015

Apply by 28 January for the STEPS Centre's Summer School in May 2015.

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

06 Jul 2015 until 09 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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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policy and Outcomes 2015

13 Jul 2015 until 17 Jul 2015

Applications are now open for this 5 day course, designed for both for policy makers and practitioners. The course will take participants through new ways of thinking about undernutrition and what to do about it.

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Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

23 Feb 2016 until 25 Feb 2016

Contested Agronomy 2016 is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present.

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Shami Chakrabarti: On Liberty

26 Mar 2015

On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly.

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Nature as Commodity - public roundtable

19 Mar 2015

Public roundtable in central Brighton with IDS Director Melissa Leach and others discussing the financialisation of nature.

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What’s wrong with the WTO and how to fix it

12 Mar 2015

In this Sussex Development Lecture Rorden Wilkinson argues that without global institutions fit for purpose, we cannot hope for the kind of fine global economic management that can put an end to major crises or promote development-for-all.

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Can low income countries ever tax transnational corporations?

11 Mar 2015

Mick Moore will talk as a political realist and Alex Cobham, Research Director of the Tax Justice Network, as a magical realist.

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From Urban Bias to Urban Blind-spots

11 Mar 2015

Stephen’s talk will take a wider view of the evolution of ‘adaptive’ urban programme approaches, particularly in contexts of urban poverty and urban conflict.

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What role does the UK have to play in creating a fairer and more sustainable world by 2030?

10 Mar 2015 Watch/Listen Again

Secretary of State Rt Hon Justine Greening MP reflects on how UK development has evolved in the last five years and her vision for the future. 

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Mission-Oriented Public Investments? State Investment Banks & Picking-Winner Policies

10 Mar 2015 Watch/Listen Again

Mariana Mazzucato and Caetano Penna discuss the rise of state investment banks (SIBs) as lead funders of 'mission-oriented' innovation in various countries' agendas regarding 'smart' (innovation-led) growth and mission-oriented investments.

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CANCELLED: Overcoming inequality in education for social transformation

05 Mar 2015

This Sussex Development Lecture willl examine the evidence on the multiple ways in which education benefits individuals and societies and how wide inequalities in access and learning are holding back progress in education.

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Measuring and Understanding Peace

04 Mar 2015

The Conflict, Violence and Development Cluster and the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace are jointly hosting a Seminar on the Global Peace Index. In this seminar, Steve Killelea, Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), will describe the Pillars of Peace framework .

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Sexuality, Poverty and Law: Negotiating the sharp end of equality

04 Mar 2015

Inequalities in various forms have been rising in most parts of the world since the 1980s, but only recently has inequality begun to attract mainstream attention, including from the IMF and the World Bank.

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