Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD) events

The Centre for Rising Powers and Global Development (CRPD) conducts and facilitates research on:

  • the impact of the BRICS and other rapidly-changing and increasingly influential middle-income countries on low-income countries
  • the need for the restructuring of global development institutions and global public goods, such as the environment, food, and health
  • the future of Development Studies research and training.

CRPD brings together experts our global network of policy, research, business and civil society partners to produce new thinking and practical policy guidance on effective approaches to engagement and mutual learning.

About CRPD events

Based at IDS and organised with colleagues from across the University of Sussex campus, including the STEPS Centre, SPRU and the School of Global Studies.  

Current events

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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Past CRPD seminars

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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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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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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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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