GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE FOR GLOBAL CHANGE

Globalisation

The Globalisation Team carries out research and policy work aimed at promoting sustainable economic growth to reduce poverty. Our work focuses on the dynamics of the global environment in which the private sector investment and growth necessary for poverty reduction is situated.

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Our starting point is an understanding that the global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East, rapid technological transformation, increasing turbulence as a result of excessive global liquidity, and deep inequalities between and within countries. Policies for growth have to understand and respond to these challenges.

Our work highlights the magnitude of some of these changes — for example, the impact of China on global prices of manufactures and raw materials — but our analysis does not see globalisation processes as the blind operation of market forces. Our research places markets within the institutional context of rules and regulations that are established at multiple levels and through the interaction of multiple actors in the global economy.

Global rules and standards not only regulate global trade and finance, but also impact upon national economies through their requirements for banking systems, macroeconomic management, competition policy, intellectual property law and so on.

Furthermore, our team's research pays particular attention to the activities of powerful private sector actors at multiple points in the global economy, examining their roles in shaping global institutions and local economies.

This perspective enables us to identify new challenges in the global economy and to identify the multiple routes through which power and resource inequalities are reproduced within it. More positively, it helps to identify new opportunities and routes to challenging these inequalities.

Key contacts

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T: +44 (0)1273 915691

E: s.henson@ids.ac.uk

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T: +44 (0)1273 915693

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Team Members

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E: d.willenbockel@ids.ac.uk

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T: +44 (0)1273 915692

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E: j.thorpe@ids.ac.uk

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E: J.Garcia-Cardona@ids.ac.uk

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Stephen Spratt, IDS Research Fellow

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Advisory Council and Network Development

The RPID Programme aims to provide high-level guidance on key debates in international development policy and on how IDS and its partner organisations can best influence these debates through research and other activittes. More details

China-UK Cooperation on African Trade and Investment for Poverty Reduction

This IDS led project aims to evaluate changing trade and investment relations between China, and also the UK, with Kenya and South Africa and the consequences of these changes. More details

Green Growth Diagnostics for Africa

This project seeks to develop a new Green Growth Diagnostics methodology and apply it to two African countries: Kenya and Ghana. These countries are the research hubs of East and West Africa and we believe that they offer a good opportunity to test our methodology in advance to their wider application to other African countries and beyond the African continent. More details

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Agriculture: Enabling Factors and Impact on the Rural Poor

This research will identify the key factors driving the effectivness of public-private partnerships (PPPs) at bringing sustained increases in income for smallholder farmers at scale and delivering positive development outcomes across rural communities. More details

Assessing the Impacts of Enhancing Access to Nutritious Foods

The objective of the research is to develop capacity and an analytical approach for the analysis of value chains-based initiatives aimed at enhancing access and consumption of nutritious foods by the poor and to use this learning to develop research proposals on leveraging value chains for nutrition. More details

Framework for Assessing the Impacts of Efforts to Enhance Access to Nutritious Foods

The objective of this research is to develop capacity and an analytical approach for the analysis of value chains-based initiatives aimed at enhancing access and consumption of nutritious foods by the poor and to use this learning to develop research proposals on leveraging value chains for nutrition. More details

Rent Management: the Heart of Green Industrial Policy

At the heart of green industrial policy is rent management: government creating and withdrawing opportunities for highly profitable investment. This project asks what the key factors are for rent management to succeed. More details

Business from the BRICS

The Rising Powers in International Development Programme is looking at the growing role of business from the BRICS countries in the field of international development cooperation. More details

Climate Change and Economic Growth: An Intertemporal General Equilibrium Analysis for Egypt

Due to the high concentration of economic activity along the low-lying coastal zone of the Nile delta and its dependence on Nile river streamflow, Egypt's economy is highly exposed to adverse climate change. More details

AgMIP Global Economic Model Intercomparison

The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) hosted by the Columbia University Earth Institute is a major international effort to assess the state of global agricultural modelling and to understand climate impacts on the agricultural sector. More details

Global Power Shift and Low Carbon Transformation

Two transformations are likely to dominate the first half of the twenty-first century. One is the shift in economic power from the West (North America and Western Europe) to the East (China and the East Asian production system). The second is the transition from a high to low carbon economy. More details

Political Economy of Low Carbon Investment in China and India

This project investigates whether and how coalitions of public, private and civic actors influence low carbon investment. More details

Who Drives Climate Policies in the Rising Powers?

This project is concerned with the political economy analysis of climate change policies. The central question of the project is who drives/obstructs climate change policies in the rising powers, paying special attention to renewable energy policies. More details

International Public Opinion Monitor

The International Public Opinion Monitor aims to understand how everyday citizens see the world in which live, and how their attitudes change (or not) over time. More details

China and International Development Cooperation

China is now the African continent's biggest trading partner, and also involved in a wide range of development cooperation projects including in agriculture, health and social policy. The Rising Powers in International Development Programme is looking at the growing role of China in the field of international development cooperation. More details

Pro-Poor Electricity Provision

This programme will develop and promote evidence-based policy and programme guidance on low carbon energy investments to benefit poor people, especially women and girls. More details

BRICS Economic Engagement Footprint Study

This project investigated the nature of economic relations between the BRICS and Africa, in order to quantify the development footprint, focusing on various elements such as trade, investment. finance, ODA and migration. The current phase aims to look at development finance and the role of BRICS development banks. More details

Low Carbon Innovation Paths in China, India and Europe

Mitigating climate change requires technological innovation. This project analyses the innovation paths pursued in Europe and Asia. More details

Development Studies Learning Partnership

The Development Studies Learning Partnership was created under the BRICS Initiative in 2011, and enables collaborative learning between traditional and emerging actors in development, be they academics, researchers, practitioners or policy-makers. More details

Financing Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: Mechanisms and Responsibilities

Financing Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: Mechanisms and Responsibilities is a background paper that has been prepared for the European Report on Development (ERD) 2012. More details

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Scenarios for Global Agriculture and Food Security Towards 2050: A Review of Recent Studies

This book explores how food production and consumption is embedded in powerful political and market forces and how these influence local actions. More details

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Green Transformations - Is There a Fast Track?

The green transformation is different from previous transformations in one critical respect: urgency. This is the first transformation in history to be achieved against a deadline. Hence the question in the title: is there a fast track? This paper seeks answers by addressing five sub-questions: what, why, how, who and when. More details

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Financing Green Transformations

Different green transformations are more compatible with some types of finance than others, but not all forms of finance are equally abundant. Building on these two facts, this chapter examines the relationship between the financial systems and the types of transformation that might emerge. More details

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Banking on a New World Order

The establishment of a BRICS bank may see a geopolitical shift from developed countries to developing ones. More details

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China and International Development: Challenges and Opportunities

In parallel to its domestic economic boom, China has grown increasingly active and influential on the international stage, including in global development. China’s re-emergence on the global stage is both a cause and a symptom of the fundamental sea change now affecting development assistance and policy. More details

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Innovation in Regulation of Rapidly Changing Health Markets

This paper explores the key issues associated with regulation of health markets in low and middle-income countries, and the different goals of regulation, namely quality and safety of care, value for money, social agreement over fair access and financing, and accountability. More details

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The Political Economy of Low Carbon Energy in Kenya

There is growing international focus on how to support more integrated approaches to addressing climate change in ways that capture synergies and minimise the trade-offs between climate change mitigation, adaptation and development. More details

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Mapping Value Chains for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Tanzania

This report details the findings of an analysis of value chains for several nutrient-dense foods in Tanzania. It rapidly assesses the potential of ten commodities to contribute to reducing undernutrition and identifies three with particularly high potential. More details

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Rent Management Capabilities for the Green Transformation

In this chapter, the authors seek to understand the rent management capabilities government needs to successfully handle interventions aimed at catalysing the green transformation. More details

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Policy Options to Enhance Markets for Nutrient-Dense Foods in Nigeria

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Understanding and Enhancing the Role of Business in International Development

Political, private sector and development leaders broadly agree that business has a critical role to play in driving innovation, promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth and improving human wellbeing. More details

This is the cover for IDS Working Paper 440, 'Understanding and Enhancing the Role of Business in International Development: A Conceptual Framework and Agenda for Research'.

Understanding and Enhancing the Role of Business in International Development: A Conceptual Framework and Agenda for Research

It is now commonplace for development policy makers to refer to the contributions of businesses to the achievement of development goals and the importance of collaborations between businesses and development agencies. More details

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Is Nutrition Losing Out in African Agricultural Policies? Evidence from Nigeria

Agricultural policies in many African countries focus on industrialising food value chains and substituting domestic products for imported ones. Yet experience in Nigeria shows that, by focusing on staple crops and neglecting vegetables, pulses and animal proteins, these policies are missing opportunities to address micronutrient undernutrition. More details

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The Role of Businesses in Providing Nutrient-Rich Foods for the Poor: A Case Study in Tanzania

This case study of a Tanzanian food processing business analyses the potential of mid-sized businesses to contribute to tackling undernutrition. Particularly among young children and pregnant mothers, undernutrition has lifelong consequences and impedes individuals’ health, wellbeing and life chances. More details

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Non-Profit Food Distribution: Working with Businesses to Reduce Undernutrition in Nigeria

In Nigeria, undernutrition is causing vast social and economic damage. To address this, poor people must have better access to a diet rich in essential nutrients. More details

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How does the Global Power Shift Affect the Low Carbon Transformation?

Two transformations are likely to dominate the first half of the twenty-first century. One is the shift in economic power from the West (North America and Western Europe) to the East (China and the East Asian production system). The second is the transition from a high to low carbon economy. More details

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Assessing Uncertainty Along the Climate-Crop-Economy Modeling Chain

Agricultural production is sensitive to weather and thus directly affected by climate change. This paper is part of a collective effort to systematically integrate climate, crop and economic models to obtain plausible estimates of these climate change impacts More details

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The Future of Food Demand: Understanding Differences in Global Economic Models

This article reviews demand modeling approaches from 10 global economic models participating in the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP). More details

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Agriculture and Climate Change in Global Scenarios: Why Don't the Models Agree?

This article presents climate change results and underlying determinants from a model comparison exercise with 10 of the leading global economic models that include significant representation of agriculture. More details

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Comparing Supply-Side Specifications in Models of Global Agriculture and the Food System

This article compares the theoretical and functional specification of production in partial equilibrium (PE) and computable general equilibrium (CGE) models of the global agricultural and food system included in the AgMIP model comparison study. More details

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