Insurgent Margins: What drives insurgent violence in Kenya, Mali and Nigeria?

27 May 2015

A timely debate that will bring together an expert panel to examine the drivers of insurgent violence in Kenya, Mali and Nigeria.

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China and Brazil in African agriculture: co-operation or culture clash?

15 Jun 2015

This workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss the impacts and implications of Brazilian and Chinese engagements in African agriculture on development and aid. We will draw out and debate how the so-called ‘Rising Powers’ are reshaping today’s global aid and development architecture.

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence - short course 2015

06 Jul 2015 until 09 Jul 2015

This 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. The course 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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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policy and Outcomes 2015

13 Jul 2015 until 17 Jul 2015

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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Engaging your Policy Audiences

22 Jul 2015

ThIs established one day course will provide practical guidance, advice and tips on how to develop successful engagement and influencing plans.

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Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

23 Feb 2016 until 25 Feb 2016

Contested Agronomy 2016 is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present.

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The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India

20 May 2015

The paper being presented combines a randomized control trial of a citizenship training and facilitation program in rural India, with an in-depth, four-year, ethnography of the intervention to understand the underlying mechanisms of change.

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Public lecture: (Still) Disagreeing about Climate Change: What Way Forward?

13 May 2015

Public lecture with Mike Hulme, professor of climate and culture at King’s College London, on why climate change continues to be an idea which both unites and divides us.

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STEPS Summer School 2015

11 May 2015 until 22 May 2015

Apply by 28 January for the STEPS Centre's Summer School in May 2015.

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Indian seeds in African markets: South–South Cooperation in trade and technology

08 May 2015

Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi will discuss some preliminary findings emerging from an exploratory study on Indian seed ventures entering Kenya and Ethiopia. Contributions and suggestions on how to refine the study will be welcome.

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The Quest for Citizen-led Accountability: Looking into the state

30 Apr 2015

Making All Voices Count will host, "The Quest for Citizen-led Accountability - Looking into the state.

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3D Impact Analysis: A New Tool to Approach Impact Evaluations

23 Apr 2015

In this seminar, Rob D. van den Berg proposes an approach to ‘3D impact analysis’ which starts from the recognition that demand for impact evidence is wide ranging and should be analysed structurally before it can be met by evaluations.

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Impact Evaluation Design - Short Course

20 Apr 2015 until 24 Apr 2015

This 5-day course on Impact Evaluation Design will provide researchers, project managers and practitioners with the necessary methodology and practical knowledge to meet the growing demand for rigorous evaluation of development programmes. The course leader is Dr Edoardo Masset.

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Bottom-up perspectives on violence and conflict: lessons from Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

14 Apr 2015 Watch/Listen Again

This event will share and discuss learning derived from an action research process carried out in four countries - Colombia, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan and Zimbabwe - to better understand citizens perspectives in contexts of fragility and chronic violence.

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Inequality - What can be done?

09 Apr 2015 Watch/Listen Again

The Lecture proposes ambitious new policies in a range of areas: technology, employment, social security, the sharing of capital, and taxation. It seeks to defend these proposals against the common arguments: that intervention will shrink the economy, that globalization makes action impossible, and that new policies cannot be afforded.

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Extralegal Groups in Liberia: A Livelihoods Perspective

30 Mar 2015

This seminar explains how extralegal groups in Liberia came about, how they persisted, and the threats and opportunities that they created for statebuilding in the aftermath of the civil war. It illuminates the political economy of post-conflict transitions and contributes to a growing literature examining intra-state variation in post-conflict outcomes.

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