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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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The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers thrive and work does not pay

16 Mar 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), on The Corruption of Capitalism: Why rentiers thrive and work does not pay.

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Transforming "work": linking care, gender responsive public services and women's economic empowerment

13 Mar 2017 until 14 Mar 2017

This interactive event, taking place alongside CSW61, brings together young women activists, researchers, feminists and social justice organisations to talk about care dynamics, their implications for women's economic participation and gender responsive public services as a pathway towards women's economic rights.

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Digital Development Summit 2017

13 Mar 2017

The inaugural Digital Development Summit will explore the pressing challenge of how to ensure decent work for all in a rapidly digitising world. 

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Integrating Governance and Service Delivery through Social Accountability

10 Mar 2017

Derick Brinkerhoff and Jana Hertz will speak about a recent publication Governance and Service Delivery: Practical Applications of Social Accountability across Sectors, which considers a number of questions.

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Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts: what does it mean for our work?

07 Mar 2017

This event will take the launch of the special issue of Gender & Development, entitled Working on Gender Equality in Fragile Contexts, as a an opportunity to discuss (and debate) what a gendered lens onto fragility looks like.

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Evidence-informed decision-making in a complex world

06 Mar 2017

This panel debate event asks a diverse panel of donor, academic and non-governmental organisations: how do you navigate this tension to inform your day-to-day decision-making? You can join in person on via livestream - register now. 

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Methodologies for Studying Violent Conflict

06 Mar 2017

This seminar will explore different methodological approaches to the study of violent conflict, and the opportunities and challenges they present.

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Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice

02 Mar 2017 Watch/Listen Again

Radhika Balakrishna, James Heintz and Diane Elson will be discussing the themes from the new book 'Rethinking Economic Policy for Social Justice'

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Webinar: Can Market-Based Approaches Include the Most Marginalised?

01 Mar 2017

This webinar will explore these questions through the concrete experiences and lessons learnt from working with highly marginalised groups through markets. It will draw on 22 market-based examples that have been building confidence, creating more profitable, predictable and diverse income sources, challenging cultural biases and supporting enabling legislation.

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Brexit, Trump and the implications for development

23 Feb 2017 Watch/Listen Again

First Brexit, then Trump…is Marine Le Pen next? Join us for a panel discussion on the possible implications for development following an incredible year in European and US politics.

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