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One Is Not Enough! An Economic History Perspective on World Trade Collapses and Deglobalization

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08 Aug 2017

2017/03 – International Institute of Social Studies (ISS); Working Paper Series / General Series Vol.628; Author(s): Peter van Bergeijk - Details

This paper provides a comparative economic history perspective on two significant periods of deglobalization: the Great Depression in the 1930s and the period following the Financial Crisis of 2008/9. The paper discusses differences and similarities and provides empirical results regarding the correlates of deglobalization, including the political system (institutions), level of development (GDP per capita) and the share of manufacturing.

The Developmental State in the 21st Century: Calling for a New Social Contract

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08 Aug 2017

2017/02 – German Development Institute, Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE); Discussion Paper 5/2017; Author(s): Giulio Regeni, Georgeta Vidican Auktor - Details

In this Discussion Paper we join a growing number of scholars to argue that changing global conditions call for a revital is ation of the debate on the role of the state in social and economic transformation in the 21st century. We focus on three main global challenges for economic development in the 21st century: climate change and environmental degradation; increased digital is ation (the increasingly ‘bit-driven’ economy); and changed policy space for individual states as a result of globalisation.

Who Are the Global Top 1%?

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08 Aug 2017

2017/01 – King’s International Development Institute (IDI); IDI Working Paper 2017-01; Author(s): Sudhir Anand and Paul Segal - Details

This paper presents the first in-depth analysis of the changing composition of the global income rich and the rising representation of developing countries at the top of the global distribution. We construct global distributions of income between 1988 and 2012 based on both household surveys and the new top incomes data derived from tax records, which better capture the rich who are typically excluded from household surveys.

Innovative Methods for Research on Social and Political Action in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

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20 Jun 2017

2017/06 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Working Paper 487; Author(s): Khan Mohmand, S, Justino, P, et al. - Details

Fragile and conflict-affected settings present particular challenges for researchers seeking to study the effect of social and political action (SPA). These challenges are not simply due to prevalent violence and conflict, but contexts of insecurity can restrict the flow of information, key actors can be hard to identify, and if information can be found, vital pieces of the picture may be missing. This paper seeks to explore what particular combinations of empirical methods are best suited for research into three distinct aspects of SPA: the context in which it occurs, its type and nature, and the identification of pathways through which SPA can lead to empowerment and accountability.

Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First Century

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11 May 2017

Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Evidence Report; Author(s): Kasper, E, McGranahan, G, et al. – Details for "Inclusive Urbanisation and Cities in the Twenty-First Century"

In academic and policy discourse, urbanisation and cities are currently receiving a great deal of attention, and rightly so. Both have been central to the enormous transformation the world has been going through during the past few centuries.

Taxing the Urban Boom: Property Taxation in Africa

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11 May 2017

2017/03 – Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI); CMI Insight no. 1; Author(s): Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Merima Ali and Tom Goodfellow Details

In this Insight we examine political and administrative constraints facing the development of effective property tax systems. Based on experiences from across the African continent, we argue that the major obstacles to improved property rates is not valuation, but poor administration and political resistance to reform. We suggest ways ahead.

Seeking outstanding candidates for 3 permanent full-time positions

21 Mar 2017

The Department of International Development is seeking outstanding candidates for the following three permanent full-time positions. Closing date 31 March.

Africa and its partners: building alliances for sustainable development

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08 Feb 2017

DIE/GDI recently launched a new blog that discusses how on sustainable development and peace depend on economic and political developments in Africa.

ISS signs Stop Orphan Trips pledge

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02 Feb 2017

The #StopOrphanTrips campaign highlights the negative impact on children growing up in orphanages, including difficulties in bonding, exacerbated by the ever-changing volunteers who come to ‘help’.

IDS Short Story Competition 2016: Winners Announced

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13 Jan 2017

The five winning short stories offer enjoyable and challenging new ways of representing the world of development.

ESRC Grant for ‘Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics’ in Emerging Economies

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21 Dec 2016

The grant was awarded to Andy Sumner, co-director of King’s International Development Institute and former vice president of EADI.

New Master "Global Political Economy of Sustainable Development"

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20 Dec 2016

The program offered by ÖFSE and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) starts in October 2017.

The Proxy Challenge Award 2016

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13 Dec 2016

CMI’s Anti-Corruption Resource Centre U4 has announced the winners of its price for finding innovative proxy indicators on corruption.

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