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for 2015-8

Spatial and temporal analyses of women’s wellbeing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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27 Aug 2015

UNU/WIDER; Authors: Malokele Nanivazo and Kristi Mahrt

This paper sets out to investigate the wellbeing of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). It undertakes spatial and temporal comparisons of women’s wellbeing using data from the Demographic and Health Survey and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey. Using the multidimensional first-order dominance approach, the results reveal mixed evidence of improvement and deterioration of women’s welfare across the DRC over a three-year period (2007–10).

Development Cooperation of the ‘New' EU Member States Beyond Europeanization

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26 Aug 2015

This new book, edited by Ondrej Horký-Hluchán and Simon Lightfoot is a comprehensive analysis of the international development policies of the ten Central and Eastern European countries that joined the EU between 2004 and 2007.

Call for papers “Multinationals, local firms and innovation in post-transition and transition economies”

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24 Aug 2015

Research seminar in Budapest, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The EADI Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Development together with the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences organises a research seminar in Budapest on the 14th of December, 2015.

Why Sub-National Level Poverty Analysis Matters: A Case Study of Namibia

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18 Aug 2015

Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP); Author: Ojijo Odhiambo

This brief argues that rapid economic growth and relatively high income per capita can hide a high incidence of poverty, inequalities in income distribution, and low standards of living inside a country or region. Analysis of head count at the sub-national level provides policy and decision makers with the evidence on which to base long-term policy and programmatic decisions targeting specific geographic areas. Counter-measures are best implemented around pro-poor policy approaches to programmes and projects, capacity development, government support and service delivery, in order to close widening interregional poverty headcount disparities.

Graduate Institute Launches New Projects on Ebola Gridlock-Breaking and Feminist Economics

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18 Aug 2015

Ilona Kickbusch, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Global Health Programme, and Christine Verschuur, Senior Lecturer of Anthropology and Sociology of Development, both from the Graduate Institute, have had their research projects chosen for funding by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS).

ODI in Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

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17 Aug 2015

Former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz joined ODI's Kevin Watkins in conversation on 25 July 2015. Watch the video.

Collaboration between ISS and the University of Namibia

13 Aug 2015

Ms. Nambata Namweya - Project Coordinator at the University of Namibia (UNAM) - visited the ISS. Ms. Namweya visited ISS to discuss ISS-UNAM collaboration enabling Namibian PhD candidates to study at ISS. This collaboration is part of a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the two institutions in 2013.

Measuring the Drivers of Gender Inequality and their Impact on Development: the Role of Discriminatory Social Institutions

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10 Aug 2015

Oxfam GB; Authors: Ferrant, Gaëlle and Nowacka, Keiko

This paper highlights the key role of discriminatory social institutions – formal and informal laws, social norms, and practices – as the underlying drivers of gender inequality. The paper provides evidence that measuring the invisible is feasible and critical to position social norms on the policy radar. It demonstrates that any truly transformative post-2015 development agenda must take into account how such inequalities impact the development pathways of women and girls across their entire life course, limiting their rights and empowerment opportunities.

2015 EADI Directors’ Meeting: A New Vision on Development Studies; Big Data

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07 Aug 2015

Join the EADI Directors’ Meeting which takes place this year in Olomouc, Czech Republic and is hosted by the Palacky University. Date of the event: 28-29 October 2015. The meeting is embedded in a conference on "Searching for Sustainable Living. Different Approaches, Shared Vision".

Please participate in our student survey!

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07 Aug 2015

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