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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.

Conference Report: “Arctic Global Sustainable Development, Challenges and Resilience”

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AFD is Organising a History Symposium for its 75th Anniversary

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17 Nov 2016

At a time when unprecedented opportunities are opening up to the AFD, there is a need to look back at the history of the Institution and to use this occasion to grasp, over the long term, the components and determinants of the public policies which AFD has been contributing to for the past 75 years.

The Graduate Institute and Plan International Hosted a Debate for the International Day of the Girl

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09 Nov 2016

On the 11th October 2016, the event at Maison de la paix highlighted the challenges girls face regarding education, healthcare, child marriage, equal opportunity and sexual violence.

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