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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The Reinvention of Land Reform in South Africa

10 May 2017 Live Streaming

Speaker Ruth Hall is a professor at the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

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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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STEPS Annual Lecture: Achim Steiner

15 May 2017

Achim Steiner, former Executive Director of UNEP, will deliver this year's STEPS Annual Lecture, entitled: 'Doomed to Fail or Bound to Succeed? Sustainable Development and the Green Economy Agenda – Revisited'.

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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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Choosing Appropriate Evaluation Methods Tool

06 Apr 2017

Barbara Befani will introduce The Choosing Appropriate Evaluation Methods tool which is designed to help understand evaluation methods and select appropriate approaches for a range of evaluation contexts, questions and interventions.

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Fiscal Regimes for Extractive Industries: Old and New Challenges

05 Apr 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Former IDS Fellow, Philip Daniel, will explore design principles for taxing extractive industries and touch briefly on renewed challenges from the commodity price outlook, international tax problems and environmental imperatives.

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Tackling Health-related Global Challenges: IDS strategy, approaches and directions

03 Apr 2017

A seminar by Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Develpment Studies (IDS), University of Sussex

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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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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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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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