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.  

Past CRPD seminars

What is China's Belt and Road Initiative, and Why is East Africa in Focus?

28 Sep 2017

Three years since the launch of China's flagship outbound investment strategy, One Belt One Road (OBOR), many are left uncertain - what is OBOR and what exactly is China trying to achieve?

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The BRICS Effect: The Impact of South-South Cooperation in the Social Field of International Development Cooperation

21 Jun 2017 Watch/Listen Again

The growing number of development stakeholders and initiatives in developing countries have added complexity to the social field of international development cooperation (IDC).The arrival of new agents with their alternative practices increased the bargaining power of recipient countries, strengthening their capacity to negotiate the terms and drive the implementation of development programmes. 

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China's Agricultural Investment in Africa and its Compliance with VGGT

31 May 2017

Since 2000, China has become increasingly involved in the African agricultural industry and this has widely provoked ardent discussion. The interview-based report primarily attempts to answer key questions.

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Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil

10 May 2017 Watch/Listen Again

In this seminar, Ricardo Santos will explore the paper 'Intersecting Inequalities and the Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Brazil'co-authored with Prof. Naila Kabeer of the Gender Institute, LSE, and Emeritus Fellow of IDS.

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International Policy Diffusion and Participatory Budgeting

31 Mar 2017 Watch/Listen Again

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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