Welcome to Development Studies Association
The Development Studies Association is the UK's learned society and professional body for academic teaching and research, policy and practice in the field of international development.
While the annual conference is a principal focus for the association, the DSA is active throughout the year through its many Study Groups. All those involved in development whether as teachers, researchers, consultants or practitioners, are welcome to join both the Study Groups and the DSA itself.
DSA2018: Global inequalities
University of Manchester
27-29 June 2018
The 2018 conference will take place at the University of Manchester from 27-29 June 2018. The theme will be 'Global inequalities'. Please note the earlier dates, we hope this will allow for a greater diversity of attendance. The call for panels is now OPEN! Please visit the conference website to see the overall details. Please read the conference theme first and then navigate to the panel and workshop submission page. There is a wider variety of panels and workshop formats available for panel convenors to propose this year, so be sure to read carefully the options and instructions on how to make your proposal on the call for panels webpage.
Call for Dissertation Prize Award 2018 NOW OPEN
The Call for the DSA Dissertation prize 2018 is now OPEN. Nominations may be submitted from Nov 1 - Dec 18 2017. Please see the webpage for more details about this year's call.
DSA Ireland Annual conference
Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017
Venue: Our Lady's Hospice Education and Research Centre, Harold's Cross.
Development through Rights: Theory, Policy and Practice in a Changing International Context
The last two years have been a pivotal time in the field of international development. The Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted, while the Brexit vote and the emergence of Trumpism in the United States will have substantial impacts on the international development context. At a time when xenophobia and anti-migrant populism are in the ascendant and support for multilateralism and non-discrimination are in decline, how can we protect and sustain the long struggle for rights based approaches to development? What guidance can the concept of human rights offer international development practitioners, policy makers and theorists in this new, more challenging, environment? The 2017 Development Studies Association of Ireland annual conference will address these issues.
Entry is based on a special conference and membership bundle rate, with a reduced rate for students, retirees and unwaged. To register to attend the conference, click on this link.
Contributions will explore why a human rights based approach is essential to sustainable development, how to realise rights for people facing multiple forms of discrimination against intersecting identities, and what development through rights means. A key focus will be on rights in the thematic areas of civil society, humanitarian action, gender, and education, among others.
Key note contributions include Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary General at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Dr. Mary Keogh, consultant on international disability rights and international development; and Dr. Su-ming Khoo, researcher on human rights and development alternatives, of the National University of Ireland, Galway.
All are welcome.
DSA-OUP book series second & third titles are now available
Playing with Fire: Deepened Financial Integration and Changing Vulnerabilities of the Global South by Yilmaz Akyüz ISBN 9780198797173 2017
Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis by Matteo Rizzo ISBN 9780198794240 2017
IN: Critical Frontiers Of Theory, Research, And Policy In International Development Studies
Study group news
Links to future SG events can be seen in the side bar on the right (or beneath on narrower screens). Other news follows.
DSA Tourism Study Group
The DSA Tourism group has an extensive update on their past and upcoming activities on their webpage. The group's regular seminars will now take place at the University of Nottingham – details to follow soon about the first meeting at the new location.
Premium Member news
Young Lives has published a new paper drawing on 15 years of research to explore children’s experiences of violence in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. The new publication was a background paper for one of the most comprehensive analyses
of childhood violence ever undertaken, 'Ending Violence in Childhood', from the Know Violence in Childhood initiative. See key findings here.
The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) launched the first Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report at the UN General Assembly. The report, which covers 75% of the Arab population, indicates that 38.2 million Arabs live in acute poverty, and 116.1 million in moderate poverty.
A new project led by Dr Stefano Caria will trial interventions aimed at boosting worker productivity in Hawassa, one of a number of new industrial parks launched in Ethiopia as part of an ambitious program of industrialisation. The project is funded by the International Growth Centre.
A new book by Professor Masooda Bano, Female Islamic Education Movements: The Re-Democratisation of Islamic Knowledge, published by CUP, draws on fieldwork in Pakistan, northern Nigeria, and Syria to explore what the emergence of such movements means for women, as well as for the way in which Islam will be interpreted and lived in the future.
A new book co-edited by Professor Xiaolan Fu explores how multinational enterprises (MNEs) contribute to the sustainable development agenda. The book, Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development, published by Emerald, is an outcome of the MNEmerge project, a multi-partner project involving ODID’s Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD).
The latest issue of Forced Migration Review from the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) focusses on Latin America and the Caribbean with 31 articles, plus an introduction by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. Read it here.
The ESRC research network Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics co-led by Prof Kunal Sen has launched its website.
Prof Bina Agarwal was awarded the Balzan Prize 2017 for her research on women in agriculture and gender studies.
The Environmental Violence, Economic Development and the Everyday Livelihoods of Islanders, an ESRC/DFID Development Frontiers funded research project, led by Prof Uma Kothari, has been launched.
Dr Joanne Jordan was short-listed for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) 2017 International Development Award: Mobilising Global Voices’
Joining GDI this semester are:
- Dr Pritish Behuria as Hallsworth Research Fellow
- Dr Judith Krauss as Lecturer in Environment, Climate Change and Development
- Dr Negar Monazam Tabrizi as Lecturer in Information Systems and Digital Development.
The DPU's Cassidy Johnson features in a new AXA Research Fund produced video as an output for an ongoing collaborative research project
Congratulations to DPU Research Fellow and PhD candidate, Ricardo Marten who has been awarded the Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) from UCL. The ORS covers the difference between overseas and UK/EU student tuition fees for the remainder of the research programme’s course.
Paolo Novak has just completed three months of field research associated to the research project “Asylum seekers’ reception: taxonomies and location”, funded by the British Academy/Leverhume Small Grant SG162483. He will present field research evidence and some emerging themes in a seminar organised by the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS. An initial reflection on the significance of food to understand the reception system for asylum seekers in Italy can be found in theconversation.com
Laura Hammond presented a paper at the Development Studies Association titled 'Trapped in the Margins of the City: Vulnerability and Displacement in Hargeisa, Somaliland', co-authored with Ayan Yusuf, Abdullahi Odowa, and Chris Smith. The abstract is available here. She also attended the Swiss National Science Foundation's Research for Development Food Security review meeting in Berne, Switzerland, in September.
Mark McQuinn gave a presentation at the Development and Poverty: China and the World conference in Guangzhou, China, organized by Institute of Public Policy (IPP), South China University of Technology (SCUT) in cooperation with UNESCO and held on August 19-20, 2017. Mark’s presentation was entitled ‘Official Development Assistance and Poverty Reduction: The Need for New Directions’- the conference papers will be published in a special edition of a journal at the end of the year. The programme and list of other speakers is available here.
In October, Professor Nic Cheeseman joined the Oxfam Council of Trustees and will serve on Oxfam GB’s Programme Committee.
On Tuesday 24 October, the LSE held the public launch of the new Global Health Initiative research platform. The event will be chaired by Professor Julia Black, Pro Director for Research at LSE and included a panel of LSE experts including Professor Catherine Campbell, Professor Elias Mossialos and Professor Tim Allen, who showcased the range of global health activity taking place at LSE. This was then followed by a keynote speech by Geeta Rao Gupta Executive Director of the 3D Program for Girls and Women and Senior Fellow at the United Nations Foundation.
The Global Health Initiative is a cross-departmental research platform set up to increase the coherence and visibility of Global Health research activity across the School, both internally and externally. It provides support for interdisciplinary engagement and showcases LSE’s ability to apply rigorous social science research to emerging global health challenges.
Grants The African Leadership Centre (ALC) at KCL has been awarded nearly $2 million to develop the programme titled "Future Peace, Society and The State in Africa: Building Knowledge with Future Leaders". Eka Ikpe at ALC has been jointly awarded £1 million to study landmine eradication - bringing together technical and socio-economic analyses. She will be working with Panos Kosmas, Jamie Barras, Elias Papaioannou, and the HALO Trust. Their research is funded by the Engineering Physical Sciences Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund. Professor Susan F Murray and Dr Indira Chakarvathi have won a grant to study "Private healthcare sector practices, regulation and accountability in India". Together with SATHI (an Indian NGO), they are analysing privatisation, regulatory changes, and the possibility of a social accountability approach to regulation.
International Institute for Environment and Development
Development and Climate Days 2017 (D&C Days)
Global ambition | Local action | Climate resilience for all
Location: Kameha Grand, Am Bonner Bogen 1, 53227 Bonn, Germany
Date: 11 - 12 November 2017
This year's D&C days will aim to influence the 'Ambition Mechanism' processes under the UNFCCC - particularly the Facilitative Dialogue and Global Stocktake - and to inform climate action on all levels.
Register for D&C Days 2017
The Indian Society Of Labour Economics
59th Annual Conference
16-18 December 2017, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Call for papers and invitation for participation
Visit the website for all the details.
Institutional member news
IGHD, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Evidence-based policy-making - insights from Zambia and Uganda
Professor Sophie Witter from IGHD (Institute for Global Health and Development), Queen Margaret University and colleagues published a new article in BioMed Central in early October examining government health ministries' demand for and use of evaluation evidence.
Read the open access article now.
QMU researcher awarded ESRC funding to tackle the spread of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
QMU researcher, Dr Karina Kielmann, awarded ESRC funding to tackle the spread of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in South Africa. The Institute for Global Health and Development at QMU is a leading partner on a major new grant awarded £1.7 million under the Cross Research Council Tackling AMR Initiative. Read the full story.
The Commercialization of Traditional Medicine in Cambodia
Bandeth Ros, Gillian Le, Barbara McPake, and Suzanne Fustukian, of ReBUILD Consortium have published a new article on the commercialisation of traditional medicine in Cambodia Oxford Medicine Health Policy and Planning.
As part of the Health financing: Post-conflict access and equity for the poor project within ReBUILD, this paper focuses on changes in the traditional medicine sector after Cambodia’s long period of conflict, and how these changes have affected households’ access to services, and the risk of impoverishment.
Read their paper over on the ReBUILD Consortium website.
University of Reading
The inaugural Global Development seminar series began on 17th October with Professor Katrina Brown (Exeter) delivering a talk on ‘Exploring Everyday Forms of Resilience’.
Dr Hilary Geoghegan has been awarded a NERC Engaging Environments grant to develop a national vision for public engagement with environmental research. The new initiative, called OPENER, will ask members of the public to help them in opening up research on the major environmental challenges facing the planet.
More news about Global Development at the University of Reading may be found here.
As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences Professor Chuks Okereke is running an event at the University of Reading on 11th November ‘Climate Justice: can fairness create a green future?’ and Professor Rosa Freedman ran an event at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 6th November ‘Peacekeeper or Perpetrator?: Safeguarding children from sexual abuse’.
London International Development Centre
Evaluation for Development Programmes short course
13 to 17 November 2017
London International Development Centre is excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Evaluation for Development Programmes Short Course!
If you want to enhance your skill set by improving your knowledge of monitoring and evaluating then register today.
For more details about the course, including information about the bursaries available and how to register, see our website here.
University of East Anglia
Epistemological Issues in International Development
One-day Workshop: School of International Development
University of East Anglia, Norwich
25 November 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia will organise a workshop on epistemological issues in international development. This workshop targets PhD students of development and will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. There is no registration fee for the workshop.
The workshop will do the following:
1) Explain and distinguish key terms – epistemology, methodology, methods
2) Outline the specific epistemological issues of prominence in development studies
3) Present three separate sessions as follows:
Epistemologies and debates in social analysis
The epistemology of natural science
Epistemologies in economics
Experienced researchers in the respective fields lead the three sessions: Professor Cecile Jackson (social analysis), Professor Mark Zeitoun (natural science) and Professor Bereket Kebede (economics). Each will give constructive and critical accounts of strengths, weaknesses, and debates around those forms of knowledge, relevant to development studies research.
Current PhD development students from any university can register for the workshop by sending an e-mail to Elizabeth Monahan at dev.general(at)uea.ac.uk. Please indicate your university, year and topic of your thesis. In the Subject box of your e-mail, please insert “Register for epistemology workshop”. Places are limited; register as early as possible!
Forest Governance Online Course 2018 - survey
The School of International Development at the University of East Anglia has been running residential training courses for professionals from around the world for many years.
We want to make these courses more widely accessible, particularly to overcome visa issues and funding constraints for participants. So we are exploring the option of running such courses in an online format.
We would like you to take part in a survey to help us determine if there is demand for a (payable) online course in Equitable Forest Governance, and what learners would require from such a course.
The course would reflect the content of the ' Equitable Forest Governance: A Practical Approach' classroom course, directed by Dr Oliver Springate-Baginski, with input from expert academics and practitioners.
It would take place in an online collaborative learning environment, with peer and expert assessment of assignments, and a certificate of completion. Slow internet should not be a constraint; this would mean the core content of the residential course would be accessible at lower cost to learners almost anywhere in the world.
We would be very grateful if you would answer the following questions. It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. We look forward to receiving your responses and designing a course which will be useful to you.
ESRC STEPS Centre
2018 Summer School
Visit the website to apply
Deadline for applications: 28 January 2018 at 17.00 GMT
Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, water or energy issues.
Participants will explore the theme of pathways to sustainability through a mixture of workshops, lectures, outdoor events and focused interaction with STEPS Centre members. The Summer School takes place at the Institute of Development Studies on the Sussex University campus, near Brighton, UK. Kate Raworth, author of the bestseller Doughnut Economics, will give this year’s Annual Lecture as part of the Summer School. There is a fee to attend, but scholarships are available.
Meetings & Seminars
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
SOAS Department Of Development Studies & UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership
Seminar Series, Term 1, 2017-18 | Tuesdays, 5-7PM | All welcome, no need to book
Room: DLT Lecture Theatre, SOAS Main Building
Islamophobia in the Name of Women's Rights
14 November 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, DLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In her presentation Sara Farris will discuss some of the themes laid out in her new book, In the Name of Women's Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke, 2017). Farris' book explores the ways in which feminist ideas are often exploited by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns.
Policies for Investment and Equality-led Sustainable Development in the Age of Globalisation and Financialisation
21 November 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, DLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
This talk presents the empirical evidence about the race to the bottom in labour’s share in income in developing countries and the linkages between financialisation, income distribution, growth, investment and productivity. The presentation concludes with alternative progressive policies based on a coordinated policy mix of wage increases and public investment, and addresses the political aspects and barriers to an equality-led development.
Book Launch - Taken for a Ride: Grounding Neoliberalism, Precarious Labour, and Public Transport in an African Metropolis
28 November 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, DLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
How does public transport work in an African city under neoliberalism? Who has the power to influence its changing shape over time? What does it mean to be a precarious and informal worker in the private minibuses that provide such transport in Dar es Salaam? These are the main questions that inform this in-depth case study of Dar es Salaam’s public transport system over more than forty years.
The Politics of the 'Surplus Population' Question in Southern Africa
5 December 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, DLT, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The ‘surplus population’ question has made the (academic) left nervous about the limitations of ‘productivist’ Marxist class politics. Some wish to jump directly towards the end of work; others favour redistributive struggles to achieve Polyanian decommodification and social re-imbedding.
Further details are available on the SOAS Development Studies Department website.
Ground Down By Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India
9 December 2017, 10:00-19:30 @ SOAS
A one day public conference and book launch on the inequalities faced by Dalits and Adivasis and their resistance. Dalits and Adivasis – previously called ‘untouchable’ and ‘tribal’ – remain at the bottom of India’s social and economic hierarchies, exploited as the most precarious of labour in new economies, increasingly alienated by ‘development’ from what land they may once have had. Speakers include Sukhdeo Thorat, Anand Teltumbde, Virginius Xaxa, Gopal Guru, Joseph Bara, Kalpana Kannabiran, K Satyanarayan, Bhangya Bhukya, Javed Iqbal, Ruby Hembrom and Gautam Mody, covering issues including economic growth, capitalism, labour and caste; tribal autonomy and land rights; the left and social oppression; media and the production of knowledge; and forms of struggle and resistance.
The Conference is part of the ERC and ESRC funded Programme of Research on Inequality and Poverty, Department of Anthropology, LSE, led by Alpa Shah (LSE) and Jens Lerche (SOAS).
For more information and to book visit here.
Development Planning Unit (DPU) University College London
Small-sized cities and international migration in Italy: Urban policies and practices
16 November 2017 | 5.30 – 7.00 pm
IOE - Bedford Way (20) – 604
Urban Salon hosts the book launch of: Urban Geopolitics: Rethinking Planning in Contested Cities
20 November 2017 | 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm
DPU Room 101, 34 Tavistock Square
Oxford Department of International Development
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2017
The displacement paradox: good refugees, bad migrants. Where can the unwanted go?
Dr Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary General for Partnerships, IFRC
Wednesday 22 November 2017, 5:00pm, The Grove Auditorium, Longwall Street, Magdalen College, Oxford, OX1 4AU
Please register here.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
The GDI Lecture Series is well under way. All of the lectures are streamed live on Facebook, and the recordings are posted online the following day:
Prof AbdouMaliq Simone (University of South Australia)
Collective operations in urban settings
Prof William Ferguson (Grinnell College)
Collective action, inequality and development
Dr Irene Guijt (Oxfam)
Evidence for influence and balancing research integrity
Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, is offering a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship focused on enabling sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic and social enterprise development based on natural and cultural resources. The position is based in Brisbane, Australia and will involve fieldwork across the country, particularly across northern Australia. For further information, please visit their website.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Teaching Fellow - MSc Social Development Practice
Deadline: 29 Nov 2017
DPU/ACHR/CAN Internship Programme – Internship applications now open.
University of Bath
Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath appointing 4 professors:
Deadline: 13 December 2017
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
UK Research and Innovation Council recruitment announcement
UK Research and Innovation are now looking for Council members. Visit the UK Research and Innovation site of the ESRC website for all the details.
Closing date for applications: 13 November 2017.
Evidence Information Service
Academic survey on engagement with parliament
We are a group of academics from the Cardiff University, University of Exeter, University College London, University of Bath and University of Bristol working with the House of Commons Library and the National Assembly for Wales Research Service to develop a UK Evidence Information Service (EIS).
The EIS will act as a rapid matchmaking and advisory service, working with existing UK parliamentary systems to connect politicians with the wider network of academics and professionals in science, technology, engineering, maths, medicine, humanities and the social sciences. More details about the project can be found in our Guardian article and GW4 webpage.
We are seeking the confidential views of academics on their attitudes to and experiences of evidence-based policy-making, the usefulness of the EIS and their potential contribution.
The survey is part of the UK Evidence Information Service (EIS) project. We are working with the four UK legislative bodies – UK Parliament, National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament, Northern Ireland Assembly – and are interested in gathering information from academics, including their experience of engaging. The results will be published and publicly available.
We therefore invite all UK researchers in academia and industry to complete an 5-10 minute survey.
NGOs and student internships: who benefits?
Discussions between academics and practitioners have highlighted that there are many opportunities for collaboration between NGOs and students, either directly or through the student’s institution, and a variety of outcomes for both parties from these collaborations.
As part of DSA's commitment to supporting and facilitating collaborations between under and postgraduate students and the development community in the form of short projects or longer internships in the UK and internationally, we would like to hear NGO experiences of hosting students, the forms this has taken, and what makes internships successful. Enter this conversation here.
Global Development Institute (GDI)
Ralitza Dimova and Kevwe Pela: Entrepreneurship: structural transformation, skills and constraints in Small Business Economics
Tanja Muller: UNAMID Is Just Like Clouds in Summer, They Never Rain’: Local Perceptions of Conflict and the Effectiveness of UN Peacekeeping Missions in International Peacekeeping
Pritish Behuria: Role Models in Rwanda: Incoherent emulation in the construction of a neoliberal developmental state in New Political Economy
Gindo Tambupolon: Trajectories of general cognition and dementia in English older population in the European Geriatric Medicine.
He has also published the following:
A letter to the British Medical Journal: Could cohort composition be driving this? Temporal trend in dementia incidence since 2002 and projections for prevalence in England and Wales to 2040
Individual and contextual factors of happiness and life satisfaction in a low middle income country in Applied Research in Quality of Life
“When did old age stop being depressing? Depression trajectories of older Americans and Britons 2002-2012. With Discussion and Rejoinder” in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Oxford Department of International Development (ODID)
Evan Easton-Calabria et al (2017) ‘Refugee Self-Reliance: Moving beyond the Marketplace’, Research in Brief 7, Refugee Studies Centre
Alexander Betts (2017) ‘Gender, violence, and deportation: Angola’s forced return of Congolese migrant workers’ in Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause (eds) Gender, Violence, Refugees, Berghahn Books
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Chloé Lewis and Georgia Cole (2017) ‘”Faithing” gender and responses to violence in refugee communities: insights from the Sahrawi refugee camps and the Democratic Republic of Congo’ in Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause (eds) Gender, Violence, Refugees, Berghahn Books.
Development Planning Unit (DPU), University College London
Neoliberalism and Urban Development in Latin America: The Case of Santiago
Edited by Camillo Boano, Francisco Vergara-Perucich
The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism by Camillo Boano
Book review by Haim Yacobi
In the media
Sobre la prevención y la reconstrucción de las ciudades
Camillo Boano Spanish interview
Online media - Podcast
India: the urban transition – a case study of development urbanism
DPU Breakfast Series - The personal is the political: thoughts on conflict, planning and positionality - Haim Yacob.
International Development Department University of Birmingham
Cepić, D. and Nunan, F. (2017) Justifying non-compliance: the morality of illegalities in small scale fisheries of Lake Victoria, East Africa, Marine Policy, 86, 104-110.
Dasandi, N. and Erez, L. (2017) The Donor’s Dilemma: International Aid and Human Rights Violations, British Journal of Political Science, early view.
Haass, F. and Ottmann, M. (2017) Profits from Peace: The Political Economy of Power-Sharing and Corruption, World Development, 99, 60-74.
Marquette, H. and Peiffer, C. (2017) Grappling with the “real politics” of systemic corruption: Theoretical debates versus “real-world” functions, Governance.
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mezzadri, A (2017) 'Garment Sweatshop Regimes, the Laboring Body, and the Externalization of Social Responsibility over Health and Safety
Provisions'. In R. Prentice, and G. De Neve (2017) Unmaking the global sweatshop: health and safety of the world’s garment workers. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia. pp. 173-199.
Mezzadri A. (2017) 'Class, gender and the sweatshop: on the nexus between labour commodification and exploitation'. In J. Pattenden, L. Campling, S. Miyamura, and B. Selwyn (eds.) 'Class Dynamics of Development', Route;edge, London.
Jajati Keshari Parida and K. Ravi Raman, (2018) ‘India: rising trends of international and internal migration’ in Triandafyllidou, A (2018), Handbook of Migration and Globalisation, Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., UK and USA
‘Costa Rica’s Banco Popular shows how banks can be democratic, green – and financially sustainable’ Thomas Marois writing in The Conversation
‘Enough pasta already: why asylum seekers in Italy are fed up with their food rations’ Paulo Novak writing in The Conversation
King's College London, Department of International Development
Alden, C., Alao, A. Chun, Z., and Barber, L. (eds) (2017) China and Africa: Building Peace and Security Cooperation on the Continent (London: Palgrave Macmillan).
Evans, A. (2017) ‘Patriarchal Unions = Weaker Unions? Industrial Relations in the Asian Garment Industry’, Third World Quarterly 38:7, 1619-1638.
Gideon, J; Hunter, B; Murray, SF. (2017) ‘Public-private partnerships in sexual and reproductive healthcare provision: establishing a gender analysis’, Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. 33, 2
Hunter BM., Murray SF. (2017) ‘Demand-side financing for maternal and newborn health: what do we know about factors that affect implementation of cash transfers and voucher programmes?’, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 17:262
Gómez, E (2017). ‘From Hunger to Hefty: Obesity and Diabetes Threaten Emerging Market Economies’, Finance & Development, 54:2.
Gómez, E (2017). “Contextualizing Obesity and Diabetes Policy Exploring a Nested Statstical and Constructivist Approach at the Cross-National and Sub-national Government Level in the United States,” International Journal of Health Policy & Management 10.15171.
Ikpe, E (2017) ‘Counting the development costs of the conflict in North-Eastern Nigeria: the economic impact of the Boko Haram-led insurgency’, Conflict Security and Development 17 (5): 381-409
Liu, Y. (2017) ‘Geographical stratification and education provision in contemporary China', in Carrillo et al (eds.) Handbook of Welfare in China (Edward Elgar).
Kumar, S.M. (2017) ‘Comparing private and government schools in India: The devils is in the Maths’, Applied Economic Letters.
Routledge and DSA affiliate program
New books this month:
World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality, and Difference in Global Cooperation, by Tobias Berger and Alejandro Esguerra
National Liberation Movements as Government in Africa, by Redie Bereketeab
Youth, Gender and the Capabilities Approach to Development: Rethinking Opportunities and Agency from a Human Development Perspective, by Aurora López-Fogués and Firdevs Melis Cin
Community Engagement in Post-Disaster Recovery, edited by Graham Marsh, Iftekhar Ahmed, Martin Mulligan, Jenny Donovan, Steve Barton
As the new year of teaching ramps up, you might also want to see our catalogue of textbooks and resources for teaching!
Oxford University Press
Virtual issue with all free content on food security
Oxfam Policy & Practice Latest PublicationsVisit our website, read our blog and sign up to our email alerts....
We Have Forgotten What Happiness Is: Youth perspectives on displacement and return in Qayyarah sub-district, Mosul
Tourism's Dirty Secret: The exploitation of hotel housekeepers
Turning Water into Wellbeing: How an irrigation scheme changed lives in a Zimbabwean dryland
Transparency is more than dollars and cents: An examination of informational needs for aid spending in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Empowering Grassroots Women Through Transformational Partnerships in Agricultural Value Chains
Responsible Business Practices: Cambodia’s changing business landscape
Improving Coordination through Mapping: Using GIS to map community boreholes in South Sudan
Mapping and Monitoring WASH Facilities: Integrating mobile data collection and GIS tools for better monitoring in Tanzania
Financing Women Farmers: The need to increase and redirect agriculture and climate adaptation resources
Beyond 'Fortress Europe': Principles for a humane EU migration policy
Great Expectations: Is the IMF turning words into action on inequality?
Is IMF Tax Policy Progressive?
From Early Warning to Early Action in Somalia: What can we learn to support early action to mitigate humanitarian crises?
Using Internal Evaluations to Measure Organizational Impact: A meta-analysis of Oxfam’s women’s empowerment projects
Oxfam’s Future of Business Initiative: Promoting equitable businesses and fourth sector development
Why partnerships are vital to our work in South Sudan
How Oxfam has influenced for change over the last 75 years
Women’s work? Challenging gender roles in the Philippines
Building local humanitarian capacity in Yemen
A practical tool for listening to the people that matter
Love in the drylands, how irrigation is changing lives in Zimbabwe
Women’s work? Challenging gender roles in the Philippines
Evidence for influencing: why we’re excited about the first Oxfam Research Network conference