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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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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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Working Session – Engaging Men and Boys in Social Norms Change on Women’s Rights and Gender Justice

16 Mar 2017

This consultation will explore how gender transformative approaches engaging men and boys can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and targets.

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