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Labour Party Conference Fringe: Brighton and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

24 Sep 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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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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Conservative Party Conference Fringe: Manchester and beyond - the future of decent work in a digital world

01 Oct 2017

Advances in digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming the future of work. This fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference will discuss the implications for the UK Government the UK's role in helping to achieve the Global Goal of decent work for all by 2030.

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Development Economics for Non-Economists

15 Jan 2018 until 19 Jan 2018

This unique course offers a stimulating, interactive, and entertaining introduction to the world of development economics.

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Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

This course equips policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively integrate disaster risk reduction with adaptation to climate change, in the context of development and poverty reduction.

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Using Participatory Action Research to Improve Development Practice

22 Jan 2018 until 26 Jan 2018

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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World Social Science Report 2016: Implications for development studies, EADI Nordic conference 2017

23 Aug 2017

Panel discussion drawing on the World Social Science Report: Challenging Inequalities: Pathways to a Just World – Implications for Development Studies.

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Contributions from Developing Country Firms and their Interaction with Governments, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Jodie Thorpe, Research Fellow and Business, Markets and the State Cluster Leader at the Institute of Development Studies, will be discussing her research on 'Beyond Growth: Understanding the Development Effectiveness of State-Business Relations'.

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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Financial Inclusion, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Philip Mader, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies will be presenting his research on 'Digital Financial Inclusion And The Crusade Against Cash: Empowerment Or Disempowerment For The Poor?'. This research relates to his recent paper 'Card Crusaders, Cash Infidels and the Holy Grails of Digital Financial Inclusion'.

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Taxation and Transparency Short Course (Scholarships are available)

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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Public-Private Collaborations for Secure and Inclusive Rural Economies (Invitation Only)

19 Jul 2017

IDS and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have been collaborating to develop a framework to study the conditions for agricultural value chains to include marginalised farmers on better terms, including in in post-conflict areas. 

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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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Perception data as a metric of well-being - HLPF side event (UNICEF)

13 Jul 2017

This High Level Political Forum lunchtime side event is hosted by the Government of Guatemala, in partnership with UNICEF, WFP, SDG Action Campaign, Institute of Development Studies and UN Global Pulse.

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Inside/out? Locating sexualities studies within academia and beyond

05 Jul 2017

This seminar, by Professor Yiu-tung Suen, aims to provoke researchers to reflect on the space that sexualities studies occupy within academia and beyond.

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IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh

04 Jul 2017 Watch/Listen Again

World renowned economist, Professor Jayati Ghosh devliered this year's IDS Annual Lecture on ‘The complexities of success: Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India’.

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How do we manage the delicate balance between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ in translating evidence to action?

29 Jun 2017

In the first of the Research to Action Roundtable webinar series the Institute of Development Studies, the Impact Initiative and Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group ‘Translating Evidence to Action’ will host an expert panel to discuss their experiences in turning evidence into impact on 29 June. 

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