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Past Event

Sussex Development Lectures

Results and Transformational Development: What Needs to Change?

15 October 2015 17:00–18:30

Arts A1 lecture theatre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RH

To mark the launch of ‘The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development’, the book’s authors are joined by the new Chief Commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) to discuss the merits and pitfalls of the current results agenda in International Development and its impact on the effectiveness on UKAid.

Understanding and demonstrating the effectiveness of efforts to improve the lives of those living in poverty is an essential part of international development practice, particularly in light of trying to meet ambitious new and universal sustainable development goals. But who decides what counts as good or credible evidence? Can the drive to measure results do justice to and promote transformational change – change that challenges the power relations that produce and reproduce inequality, injustice and the non-fulfilment of human rights?

Panel Discussion followed by Q&A

  • Chair: Melissa Leach, Director, IDS
  • Alison Evans Chief Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact
  • Rosalind Eyben, Emeritus Fellow, IDS, author ‘The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development’
  • Catherine Shutt, University of Sussex, Associate Tutor, International Development, co-author ‘The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development’
  • Brendan Whitty, University of East Anglia, Associate Tutor, School of International Development co-author ‘The Politics of Evidence and Results in International Development’

This event is part of the Sussex Development Lecture series and is open to students, staff and members of the general public.

For further information please contact Sophie Robinson at s.s.robinson@ids.ac.uk or on +44 (0)1273 915763

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