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Financing for Development Conference - Graduate Institute, Geneva

18 Dec 2014

This upcoming conference at EADI premium member the Graduate Institute in Geneva will present new and enduring questions in development finance for Low-Income Developing Countries. Jeffrey Sachs (The Earth Institute, Columbia University) will be keynote speaker. The conference will take place on Thursday 16 April 2015 and Friday 17 April 2015.

IDI Working Papers

11 Dec 2014

The IDI Working Paper series is an intellectual space open to researchers from the King’s Global Institutes and beyond, to share preliminary research findings and proposed new methodologies and frameworks. IDI Working Papers publish research within the IDI's broad interests.

ECDPM Releases New Dossier on ACP-EU relations

08 Dec 2014

Designed for policy makers, practitioners and interested stakeholders in ACP and EU countries, this new dossier by the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) contains a guide that brings together, in a quick summary, various ECDPM resources which are relevant to this multi-faceted topic.

L'AFD prête 206 millions de dollars pour les énergies renouvelables

04 Dec 2014

L'AFD a signé un prêt de 206 millions de dollars à la Banque nationale brésilienne de développement économique et social, la BNDES. Il s'agit de la première coopération entre les deux institutions pour un financement qui sera affecté aux projets ayant un impact positif sur le climat et permettant de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

Land Commercialisation, Gendered Agrarian Transformation, and the Right to Food

14 Oct 2014

The research project "Land Commercialization, Gendered Agrarian Transformation, and the Right to Food" has recently been granted CHF 3 million by the Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS) and the Swiss Development Cooperation (Research for Development).

'Small firms and Corporate Social Responsibility: comparing the social contract in Brazil, China and India'

14 Oct 2014

In a recent article published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Peter Knorringa and Khalid Nadvi compare the local institutional context for socially and environmentally sustainable behaviour in small firm clusters in Brazil, China and India.

A new partnership between China and Germany

14 Oct 2014

The planned bilateral governmental consultations between China and Germany on 10 October will provide Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, with an important opportunity to start a new phase of engagement. We argue that this event can be used to design a new development partnership.

A cost-effective and energy-efficient approach to carbon capture

14 Oct 2014

Scientists from EPFL, UC Berkeley and Beijing have developed a slurry-based process that can revolutionize carbon capture. The slurry, consisting of a porous powder suspended in glycol, offers the efficient large-scale implementation of a liquid while maintaining the lower costs and energy efficiency of solid carbon-capturing materials.

Legislating Marriages: Family Law Reform and Democratization in Africa and Asia

13 Oct 2014

Women''s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention across the globe both historically and presently. Despite massive pressures from feminist movements across the world, family law has been surprisingly stubborn to change. This workshop examines the relationship between family law reform and political transitions.

New Report by ODI: Living on Hope, hoping for Education: the failed Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

25 Sep 2014

Four years into the Syrian crisis, over half a million Syrian refugee children are out of school – and the numbers are rising. The education crisis is fuelling an epidemic of child labour and early marriage.

Interview with ODI's Shelagh Whitley on BBC

25 Sep 2014

Shelagh Whitley on BBC World News 22/09/2014

ECDPM 5th European Report on Development (ERD)

25 Sep 2014

The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is part of the ‘Mobilising European Research for Development Policies’ initiative. Together with the European Commission and the Overseas Development Institute, the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, the University of Athens and the Southern Voice Network, they have produced the 5th European Report on Development (ERD).

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