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for 2014-11

International Education and Development: Histories, Parallels, Crossroads

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24 Nov 2014

The Graduate Institute; Authors: Gilles Carbonnier, Michel Carton and Kenneth King

Education has been a priority sector when considering foreign aid allocation since the 1970s. Aware that the stated objectives will not be met universally, the major actors involved in the post-2015 debate are turning back to the concept of learning. The authors discuss in this paper how the central notions of skills, learning, and both formal and non-formal education have evolved in conjunction with ideological shifts. They examine the tensions between public and private education as well as between individualised and standardised delivery modes. To conclude, the authors question the current focus of major stakeholders on post-2015, post-EFA agendas.

Launch of the World Social Science Report 2013 in Germany

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19 Nov 2014

Dr. Heide Hackmann, Executive Director, International Social Science Council (ISSC), presents the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments.

Panel Discussion - World Social Science Report 2013

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17 Nov 2014

The European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) in collaboration with the International Social Science Council in Paris (ISSC), the Center for Development Research of the University of Bonn (ZEF), and the Bonn Sustainability Portal organized the German launch of the World Social Science Report 2013 in Bonn.

Understanding China’s Approaches to International Development

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15 Nov 2014

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Authors: Jing Gu, Yunnan Chen and Yanbing Zhang

China’s impressive economic growth and increasing development activities overseas, particularly in the African continent, have spurred intense debate and criticism over its role as a rising power in international development. China is viewed in the West both as a threat, but also as a valuable potential partner in development cooperation. However, differences between Western and Chinese conceptions of foreign aid and development have complicated cooperation and understanding of China’s development and aid structures. Further knowledge of these differences is needed, in order to evaluate their implications for low-income countries, and for potential trilateral cooperation.

Call for Papers: Measuring the Social, Economic and Political Effects of Social Protection: How to Overcome the Challenges?

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12 Nov 2014

International Workshop in Bonn, 15-17 April 2015

The workshop is meant to provide a platform for academics, policy-makers, and experts from public and private entities to discuss the challenges of measuring the effects of social protection, and learn how others have dealt with – and possibly overcome – them.

General Conference Papers Now Online

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06 Nov 2014

Papers presented during the 2014 EADI General Conference “Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes” are now available online.

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