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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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The Sex, Rights and Pleasure Lab

17 Jan 2017 until 20 Jan 2017

Join us in the Sex, Rights and Pleasure Lab, where teams of students will create new interventions to digitally-mediated gender-based and sexual violence, using a sexual health rights approach that highlights the importance of rights to sexual pleasure as well as freedom.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The BRICS in International Development Beijing book launch

13 Dec 2016

Launching "BRICS and International Development" book at the inaugural conference of the Global Research Consortium on Economic Structural Transformation in Beijing.

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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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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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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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Trends, Transformation and Challenges in International Development Co-operation

06 Dec 2016 until 12 Dec 2016

Richard Manning, Chair of CRPD's Advisory Council, will share his insights into two key topics: 'Trends, Transformation and Challenges in International Development Co-operation' and 'The BRICS in International Development – a New Assessment'.

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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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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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