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How can we improve the life choices for women in rural Africa? Side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women

20 Mar 2018

Chaired by Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director, Social Development Policy Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, this side event at the 62nd Commission for the Status of Women, will how host a panel of researchers and NGOs to propose policies ideas for improving life choices for women in rural Africa. 

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A post-imperial lens on displacement and development in the Middle East

22 Mar 2018

Imperial encounters with multiculturalism and ethnic diversity characterized the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires as well as the colonies that were ruled by European empires

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Rethinking State and Society in China - Gordon White Lecture

18 Apr 2018

Professor Biao Xiang will deliver this lecture examining what Gordon White taught us in relation to examining social changes by the relation between the state and the society as two separate entities, particularly in China. 

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The Humanitarian Border: Aid and Development as tools to prevent migration

19 Apr 2018

In recent years crisis thinking associated with international migration has motivated a political re-evaluation of well supported elements of the relationship between migration and development.

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Humanitarianism under stress – meeting the challenge, strengthening the architecture and reviving the rules

26 Apr 2018

The international humanitarian system plays a critical role in development – but the system is operating under unprecedented stress. Armed conflict, climate risk, and insecurity have contributed to record levels of displacement.

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STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability 2018

14 May 2018 until 25 May 2018

Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.

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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation for Learning

04 Jun 2018 until 08 Jun 2018

Professional short course that equips development planners and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design and improve M&E systems and move towards a participatory learning practice within projects, programmes and their organisations.

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Participatory Video Processes: building inclusive engagement and community-led change

18 Jun 2018 until 22 Jun 2018

Learn how to use participatory video to drive and mediate participatory and community-led change, in an ethical and contextualized way. 

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence

25 Jun 2018 until 28 Jun 2018

This course enables participants to expand their knowledge base of approaches to social protection, develop an understanding of the challenges in designing and implementing social protection programmes, and critically assess current evidence of what works in social protection.

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Transforming Nutrition: Ideas, Policies and Outcomes

16 Jul 2018 until 20 Jul 2018

This professional development course equips development policymakers and practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively design, improve and implement strategic approaches to address nutrition issues at regional, national and global levels.  

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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Financial Inclusion, EADI Nordic Conference 2017

21 Aug 2017

In this panel, Philip Mader, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies will be presenting his research on 'Digital Financial Inclusion And The Crusade Against Cash: Empowerment Or Disempowerment For The Poor?'. This research relates to his recent paper 'Card Crusaders, Cash Infidels and the Holy Grails of Digital Financial Inclusion'.

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Taxation and Transparency Short Course (Scholarships are available)

08 Aug 2017 until 11 Aug 2017

This short course focuses on major dimensions of transparency in taxation and raises questions about the meanings and implications of transparency.

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Public-Private Collaborations for Secure and Inclusive Rural Economies (Invitation Only)

19 Jul 2017

IDS and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have been collaborating to develop a framework to study the conditions for agricultural value chains to include marginalised farmers on better terms, including in in post-conflict areas. 

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Perception data as a metric of well-being - HLPF side event (UNICEF)

13 Jul 2017

This High Level Political Forum lunchtime side event is hosted by the Government of Guatemala, in partnership with UNICEF, WFP, SDG Action Campaign, Institute of Development Studies and UN Global Pulse.

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Inside/out? Locating sexualities studies within academia and beyond

05 Jul 2017

This seminar, by Professor Yiu-tung Suen, aims to provoke researchers to reflect on the space that sexualities studies occupy within academia and beyond.

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IDS Annual Lecture with Jayati Ghosh

04 Jul 2017 Watch/Listen Again

World renowned economist, Professor Jayati Ghosh devliered this year's IDS Annual Lecture on ‘The complexities of success: Globalisation, inequality and economic insecurity in China and India’.

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How do we manage the delicate balance between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ in translating evidence to action?

29 Jun 2017

In the first of the Research to Action Roundtable webinar series the Institute of Development Studies, the Impact Initiative and Health Systems Global Thematic Working Group ‘Translating Evidence to Action’ will host an expert panel to discuss their experiences in turning evidence into impact on 29 June. 

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Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and the Circular Economy

27 Jun 2017 until 29 Jun 2017

The third International Conference of the Global Research Forum (GRF) on Sustainable Production and Consumption, hosted by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex.

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The BRICS Effect: The Impact of South-South Cooperation in the Social Field of International Development Cooperation

21 Jun 2017 Watch/Listen Again

The growing number of development stakeholders and initiatives in developing countries have added complexity to the social field of international development cooperation (IDC).The arrival of new agents with their alternative practices increased the bargaining power of recipient countries, strengthening their capacity to negotiate the terms and drive the implementation of development programmes. 

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Social Protection: policies, programmes and evidence short course 2017

12 Jun 2017 until 15 Jun 2017

This short 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. It 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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