Dangerous Ideas in Development, ‘A world in crisis: Are we coping?
Start Date: 17/04/2012 17:00:00
End Date: 17/04/2012 18:30:00
Venue: Committee Room 15, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
The global food, fuel and financial crises of 2008-2011 have been followed by a further spike in world food prices, faltering economic growth and the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis. We live in an increasingly unpredictable world characterised by financial instability and dwindling resources. From the UK to Bangladesh, communities are having to find new ways of coping with this growing uncertainty and those being hit hardest are often the poorest. Policy makers, NGOs and academics are in agreement that we need to ensure that the most vulnerable are better able to cope with future shocks but how can this be achieved?
A new book from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and the World Bank entitled Living with Crises provides fresh insights into how communities were affected by the global crises of 2008-2011 and how they responded and adapted. This meeting will provide a timely opportunity to explore some of the key research findings and examine what they tell us about how development policy and practice needs to evolve if we are to build a more resilient world.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Alison McGovern MP (Chair)
- Tim Conway, Senior Poverty Advisor, Department for International Development
- Duncan Green, Head of Research, Oxfam GB
- Rasmus Heltberg, Senior Social Development Specialist, World Bank
- Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow, IDS
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