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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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Good for business and poor people? The role of the private sector in tackling undernutrition

Monday 3 Nov 2014

A panel discussion on what role business can play in tackling undernutrition for the poorest and most marginalised?

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What is Economics Really About?

Tuesday 4 Nov 2014

As part of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival, Henry Tugendhat and Rethinking Economics are leading this workshop with Sussex University’s School of Business, Management and Economics (BMEc), as part of ten workshops across the UK that will bring together thinkers and doers to catalyse system-level change for a future economy.

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From Development to Transformation: Citizen Engagement and Social Justice

Thursday 6 Nov 2014

In this Sussex Development Lecture IDS Professorial Fellow will how examine how far  citizen participation has helped to address issues of growing economic inequality.

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Gender, Class and the Neoliberal Project

Thursday 13 Nov 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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” (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014) which draws on both innovative scholarship and his quarter century experience at the World Bank to lay out an alternative.

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There are Alternatives to Recession in Southern Europe: Lessons from Developing and Emerging Countries

Friday 31 Oct 2014

Diana Conyers will begin with a brief account of the current situation in Greece, which is remarkably like that in developing and emerging countries when structural adjustment was forced upon them several decades ago.

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Why Vertical Integration Matters for Social Accountability

Friday 31 Oct 2014 Live Streaming

This IDS seminar features, Jonathan Fox (School of International Service at American University, Washington DC.)

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What has Development Done for Women in Egypt?

Thursday 30 Oct 2014

In this Sussex Development Lecture Hania Shokalmy examines the role of women in the recent events that have taken place in Egypt, and the broader lessons that can be drawn for gender and development.

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Public Stockholding and Food Security: India’s Brinkmanship at the WTO

Thursday 30 Oct 2014

Biraj Patnaik will speak on the current impasse at the WTO. He will explain rationale behind the Indian position on public stockholding and why it is critical for food security in India.

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Food riots or food rights?

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Ten years after the FAO’s Right to Food Guidelines were introduced, are food riots the surest route to securing the right to food in the 21st century?

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Understanding the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, Nutritionism, and its alternatives from Malawi

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014

Presentation by Raj Patel, activist, author and food policy on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Fairer World, Greener World: Listening to the Least Developed Countries?

Thursday 23 Oct 2014

In this Sussex Development Lecture IIED Director Camilla Toulmin examines the role of the least developed countries in addressing inequality and sustainability

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Tracking the gender politics of the Millennium Development Goals: From the Millennium Declaration to the post-MDG consultations

Thursday 16 Oct 2014

In this Sussex Development Lecture Professor Naila Kabeer examines the MDGs from a feminist perspective

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Designing a rigorous impact evaluation for a mobile phone innovation for nutrition service delivery in Indonesia

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

In this CDI seminar IDS's Inka Barnett draws on IDS research experience to explore the process of developing an appropriate evaluation approach within the given contextual setting. 

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Equality, Sustainability, Security: Interlaced challenges in a global development era

Thursday 9 Oct 2014 Watch/Listen Again

In this Sussex Development Lecture, Melissa Leach uses the ebola crisis as a lens to talk about a new integrated approach to addressing issues of equality, sustainability and security.

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