The broad purpose of this programme is to give those working in the area of poverty reduction and development in developing and transitional countries, or those wishing to work in such areas, a firmer grounding in understanding poverty and inequality, promoting poverty reduction and analysing the performance of major poverty reducing programmes and policies.
The core module aims to familiarise students with key concepts (eg development and poverty) and theories (eg modernisation, dependency, neo-liberalism and the ‘crisis’ in development theory) and with the changing roles of international development organisations and states in promoting international development (eg through aid, trade and fiscal, monetary and social policies).
The emphasis throughout will be on encouraging students to reflect critically on what has worked well or not and why. Students will select three optional modules (at 20 credits each) based on their individual interests and career aspirations.
Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) The third DSAI Summer School focuses on innovative ways of doing development research which places participation and "citizen-driven" research at the centre of its practice. It explores the relationship between research and action, and the role of researcher activist. This summer school examines methodologies of citizen empowerment and ‘doing participation’ in the context of urban and rural poverty, displacement, and globalisation. It problematizes the ‘expert stance’ and asks how the activist practitioner researcher can promote both equity and efficiency in development and humanitarian contexts through lay methodologies. It asks how we can scale this learning beyond micro settings to being embedded within the global development and humanitarian community.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Many developed-country governments see a fundamental role for the private sector in advancing the sustainable development agenda (SDGs). Others are more skeptical and prefer companies to focus on doing their core business responsibly. Development partnerships with private businesses remain controversial. This course seeks to increase the participants’ understanding of the multifaceted and complex relationships between governments, private sector and civil society. It equips participants with the knowledge and tools required for an effective interaction between private sector organizations and development actors, and to assess both opportunities and risks of such cooperation. Further, the course enables participants to contribute to policy debates on the role of private sector actors in development.
Key Topics - Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility debate - Voluntary governance regimes (labels, codes, guidelines) and development: theory of change and effectiveness of soft law approaches - Public-Private Partnerships: introducing concepts and taking stock of experience - Private sector strategies from selected development organizations - Engaging with the private sector: how to design and manage partnerships
UiB Global, University of Bergen How would you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future? June 17-27, 2019 at the University of Bergen Deadline for applications: 24 February, 2019
We, as researchers, have an important role to play in the interface between science and policymaking. There is an urgent need to connect research to the 2030 Agenda. Next summer, we select 100 PhD candidates to discuss and explore science advice with some of the best international practitioners. BSRS 2019 offers a series of parallel multidisciplinary working groups with top international lecturers, and cutting-edge keynotes to help you make your research play a role for a sustainable future. The research school is tied together with common sessions on research tools, presentation skills, keynotes by high-profile researchers, plenary discussions, and an excursion into the Norwegian waterscape.
Courses: - Agenda 2030: Poverty, Climate Change and Sustainability - Migration Processes and Practices: Theories, methods and ethical conduct - Cultural Policy: Arts Heritage & Sustainability - The unfinished agenda of maternal and child health: Getting research into policy - Water management and sustainable development - Ocean, Climate, Society: Instabilities and mobilities on the climate change frontline
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The five-day short course introduces participants to practical skills and approaches to build capacity and take action inside a development organisation for the delivery of gender aware policy, programmes and projects. Experience of gender mainstreaming has taught us the importance of building gender knowledge and practical skills among staff and leadership and the significance of an inclusive workplace environment for gender equality. The internal workplace shapes external practice. The course draws from the experience of working inside a range of development organisations.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Climate change has profound implications for developing countries. The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction and NDC implementation in the context of development issues and poverty reduction. The course is designed to equip participants with a deeper awareness of the ideas, opportunities and trade-offs represented by adaptation and mitigation; an awareness that is increasingly needed if effective action on climate change is to be achieved. It does not set out to provide a practical ‘toolkit’ guide for policy and practice but participants leave the course having been exposed to state-of-the-art knowledge to help develop their skills in this field.