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Patrick Bond BRICS IKD seminar

BRICS Banking and the Debate over sub-Imperialism

4 November 2015

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

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

16 September 2015

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

Dinar Kale Medical Devices Graveyard

Can India Sort Out Medical Device Graveyards in Africa?

28 July 2015

Medical devices donated to developing countries are often of the wrong type or broken. Could new research resolve this and improve healthcare?

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Towards Inclusive Innovation, Asian Drivers, Global Value Chains and the Role of Commodities: Celebrating Raphael Kaplinsky’s Research

18 June 2015

A celebration of the 40+ years Professor Raphie Kaplinsky has been researching the economics of innovation, globalisation and development.

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Radical Research and Education in Modern Times: Freirean Approaches to the Renewal of Trade Unions and Global Labour Movements

13 May 2015

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.

Jean Grugel Child Labour Seminar

To Eradicate or to Legalise? Child Labour Debates and ILO Convention 182

29 April 2015

Jean Grugel draws on child labour debates from Latin America to explore the impact of international standard setting for what 'development' means.

Health innovations seminar

The Role of Industry Associations in Development and Diffusion of Health Innovations

15 April 2015

Theo Papaioannou, Dinar Kale, Andrew Watkins and Julius Mugwagwa use South Africa and India as case studies to unpack the potential of industry associations.

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We Are Teachers

14 April 2015

New short film showcases the role of participatory video in improving learning outcomes in rural Malawi and as a research tool.

Green Economy seminar

Green Economy Agendas: NGOs' Divergent Alliances Around Natural Capital

18 March 2015

Les Levidow investigates the alliances around approaches to natural capital and how these link environment and development issues.

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International Education and Development (IED) @OU

11 February 2015

Elizabeth Erling, Lore Gallastegi and Leigh-Anne Perryman (OU) discuss their latest research, including the impact of the TESS-India project.

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