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Three Frames for Research and Innovation Policy: Moving from the Valley of Death to Experimental Arenas

Professor Joanna Chataway (SPRU, Sussex) provides an overview of three frames for research and innovation funding and policy, and introduces the TIPC.

17 March 2017, 13:24
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Indigenous Rights to the City: EthniCity, DiverCity and Urban Development in La Paz, Bolivia and Quito, Ecuador

Dr Philipp Horn (OU) discusses the barrier to development represented by the 'urban indigenous' and explore how Bolivia and Ecuador are bucking the trend.

27 February 2017, 13:11
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Rights, Riots and Realities in Global Higher Education (internal-only)

Dr Jo Beall (British Council) examines the global trends, challenges and opportunities faced by higher education today.

16 January 2017, 12:47
Richmond Atta-Ankomah OU Informality as a Continuum seminar image

Informality as a Continuum: Evidence from Four Furniture Manufacturing Clusters in Kenya

Richmond Atta-Ankomah argues that the informal sector is inherently heterogeneous, and informality is best described as a continuum.

6 May 2016, 09:37
Julius Mugwagwa OU Innovative Spending Seminar image

Innovative Spending in Health: Unpacking the Global Evidence

Using evidence from South Africa, the UK and Zimbabwe, Julius Mugwagwa discusses the impact of innovative spending on inclusive and sustainable health.

11 April 2016, 10:38
Giorgos Kallis OU Limits without Scarcity seminar

Limits without Scarcity

Revisiting the notion of limits in modern environmentalism, Giorgos Kallis argues that collective self-limitation is the only way towards egalitarian abundance.

31 March 2016, 09:59
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Patent Use in the UK

Suma Athreye explores some of the concerns about our lack of knowledge of what happens to patents once they are issued.

18 January 2016, 11:02
Patrick Bond BRICS IKD seminar

BRICS Banking and the Debate over sub-Imperialism

Do the BRICS countries herald a new dawn for democracy or continued political repression? Patrick Bond introduces his book BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique.

6 November 2015, 12:29
Valerie Amato SDG OU seminar image

How Can the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Be Effectively Delivered?

Valerie Amato highlights emerging models of multi-stakeholder collaboration and the relevance of systems thinking and complexity science.

12 October 2015, 10:18
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Radical Research and Education in Modern Times: Freirean Approaches to the Renewal of Trade Unions and Global Labour Movements

Fenella Porter uses a Freirean approach to argue that many trade unions need to reform their relationship with workers and the new landscape of work.

10 August 2015, 11:47

Contact us

To find out more about our work, or to discuss a potential project, please contact:

International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502