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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: Governance Issues

6 October 2016

When the dynamics of NOCs are combined with those of African politics, what are the outcomes in terms of job creation and inclusiveness? (4/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: Local Content & Linkages

6 October 2016

Exploring the links between Chinese NOCs and the economic development of the countries in which they invest. (3/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: The Drivers

6 October 2016

A look at China's transition from exporting oil, to becoming the world's largest importer. (2/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: The Key Players

6 October 2016

How are Chinese NOCs adapting to meet both their commercial interests and the interests of the countries in which they're investing? (1/5)

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Electricity Generation as a Community-Owned Solution

19 September 2016

Andrea Berardi hosts a webinar contrasting the traditional centralised approach to electricity generation with a new community-controlled model.

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Making Medicines in Africa

9 August 2016

Maureen Mackintosh and Julius Mugwagwa explore some of the interconnections between industrial development and health.

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

4 May 2016

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

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Innovative Spending in Health: Unpacking the Global Evidence

6 April 2016

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

Giorgos Kallis OU Limits without Scarcity seminar

Limits without Scarcity

16 March 2016

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

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Patent Use in the UK

13 January 2016

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

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