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Life after the Global Food Price Crisis: Resilience or Insecurity?

01 Jun 2016

Join IDS Researcher Naomi Hossain, Gabriela Alcaraz (FEWS NET) and Miguel Robles (IFPRI) for an Oxfam America-hosted panel discussion examining life after the global food price crisis and what is needed to create a resilient global food system.

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Measuring the Impact of Development Funds – The Case of the Global Innovation

02 Jun 2016

How do we evaluate the impact of development funds? Is the impact of funders limited to the sum of the projects they fund? Or do they create important externalities?

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Learning from the Global South

13 Jun 2016

How can innovations from countries like Brazil, India, South Africa and Argentina help the UK in addressing social challenges and inequalities? A group of academics and practitioners discuss and share case studies, reflections, and lessons learnt from other parts of the world.

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2016

27 Jun 2016 until 30 Jun 2016

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. 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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States, Markets and Society - IDS 50th Conference

05 Jul 2016 until 06 Jul 2016

IDS 50th anniversary conference over two days in July 2016 on ‘States, markets and society in a reconfigured world: Defining a new era for development'.

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IDS Annual Lecture with James Ferguson

05 Jul 2016

Professor James Ferguson from Stanford University will deliver the inaugural IDS Annual Lecture titled 'Not Working: Rethinking Production and Distribution in the Jobless City'.

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Transforming Nutrition; Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2016

11 Jul 2016 until 15 Jul 2016

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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How do Slavery Eradication Experts Know How Many Live in Modern Slavery?

26 May 2016

Based on the realities of a slavery eradication programme in North India Pauline Oosterhoff (IDS) will present the reasons, benefits and challenges in using participatory statistics to assess the impact of interventions to eradicate slavery and bonded labour.

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Future of food: burgers...or bugs?

18 May 2016

How and what we eat, the journey it’s been through and how much is left is over has a huge impact on the world’s resources. With population growth, climate change, diet-related diseases and huge inequality in the food system, do we need to take a fresh look at what’s on our plate?

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Can we govern the climate?

16 May 2016

Public lecture by Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography at Durham University.

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Sustainable Development Goals: A new agenda for Brazil?

13 May 2016

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of IDS this event hosted by IDS' Alumni Ambassador in Brazil will discuss the Sustainable Development Goals.  

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Sustainable Development Goal 4 Education - Necessary Ambition or Misplaced Folly?

05 May 2016

Dr Jordon Naidoo, Director Education for All, UNESCO delivers a Sussex Development Lecture examining the Sustainable Development Goal on Education, the critique of expanded ambition in education, and why despite the potential barriers ambition is necessary.

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CDI Seminar: Evaluating complex change across projects and contexts

29 Apr 2016

In this seminar the authors share methodological learning from this complex evaluation. The innovative methodology employed a mixed-method approach designed to capture the breadth and of a large and diverse portfolio without losing the depth of analysis of complex change processes.

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Rapid Energy Transition

29 Apr 2016

One-day conference on the transitions needed to achieve a low-carbon future.

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Reflections from a realist evaluation in progress: Scaling ladders and stitching theory

21 Apr 2016

In this session, Isabel Vogel, Melanie Punton and Rob Lloyd will reflect on the first year of a three-year realist impact evaluation, examining the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme funded by the UK Department for International Development. 

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The City and the barracas: Urban Change, Spatial Differentiation and Urbanity in Maputo

21 Apr 2016

Maputo, the Mozambique city capital, has been experiencing significant changes in its urban morphology.These changes have been pushed by public interventions, linked to the recent Maputo structure plan and the expansion of the city towards new neighbourhoods, or to private-led real estate developments resulting in the mushrooming of numerous high-rise buildings in the wealthier areas of the city.

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The Sustainable Development Goals in Mexico and LA: learning from the past, preparing for the future

21 Apr 2016 until 22 Apr 2016

This event seeks to learn from the past and prepare for the future, in search of common challenges and a shared agenda surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals in Mexio and Latin America. 

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