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The BRICS in International Development: Book Launch

29 Mar 2017

The book offers a comprehensive comparative perspective on the increasingly significant development cooperation activities of the BRICS. Providing a powerful set of insights into the drivers for engagement within each country, it brings together leading experts from Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and OECD countries.

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International Policy Diffusion and Participatory Budgeting

31 Mar 2017

In this seminar, Osmany Porto de Oliveira will address the International Diffusion of Participatory Budgeting, which is the theme of his book just released by Palgrave McMillan.

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Did Climate Change Spark the Syrian Civil War?

27 Apr 2017

Professor Jan Selby will interrogate claims that climate change was behind Syria's descent into war.

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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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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes 2017

17 Jul 2017 until 21 Jul 2017

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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Taxation and Transparency Short Course

08 Aug 2017 until 11 Aug 2017

This short course focuses on major dimensions of transparency in taxation and raises questions about the meanings and implications of transparency.

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Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change

11 Sep 2017 until 15 Sep 2017

This short course will enable participants to develop in-depth understanding and skills in the theory and practice of Participatory Video, as well as equip them to plan, prepare and run participatory video projects in their own settings.

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The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

27 Mar 2017

Development aid often gets bad press because it is seen as ineffective in lifting countries out of poverty. In The Aid Lab, Naomi Hossain argues that aid can work, even in extremely unpromising contexts. The Aid Lab examines the extraordinary case of Bangladesh.

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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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How the Circular Economy Could Create Jobs and Save Lives in Developing Countries

21 Mar 2017

This Tearfund and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) parliamentary event, hosted by Jeremy Lefroy MP, will examine how investing in a circular economy in the developing world has the potential to create jobs, reduce pollution and improve lives for the world’s poorest.

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Reconsidering Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration: The Case of South Sudan

20 Mar 2017

This talk explores how disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) activities in South Sudan have been instrumentalised and repurposed by the ruling factions steering South Sudan’s post-conflict statebuilding process, and unpacks the ways in which they have contributed to the general militarisation of South Sudanese society, instead of its demilitarisation.

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Promoting women’s empowerment at work and beyond: expanding childcare options

17 Mar 2017

NGO Forum event at the 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

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Working Session – Engaging Men and Boys in Social Norms Change on Women’s Rights and Gender Justice

16 Mar 2017

This consultation will explore how gender transformative approaches engaging men and boys can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and targets.

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The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers thrive and work does not pay

16 Mar 2017 Watch/Listen Again

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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Transforming "work": linking care, gender responsive public services and women's economic empowerment

13 Mar 2017 until 14 Mar 2017

This interactive event, taking place alongside CSW61, brings together young women activists, researchers, feminists and social justice organisations to talk about care dynamics, their implications for women's economic participation and gender responsive public services as a pathway towards women's economic rights.

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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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Integrating Governance and Service Delivery through Social Accountability

10 Mar 2017

Derick Brinkerhoff and Jana Hertz will speak about a recent publication Governance and Service Delivery: Practical Applications of Social Accountability across Sectors, which considers a number of questions.

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