ODID News & publications – May
Masooda Bano wins EUR2.45m to study Islamic conservatism: Professor Masooda Bano has been awarded a 2.45 million euro European Research Council Advanced Grant to study the persistent appeal of Islamic conservatism among young Muslims in Europe. Find out more.
New book by Alexander Betts on ‘wealth of refugees’: A new OUP book by Professor Alexander Betts asks how we can create sustainable refugee policies that enable displaced people to live in safety and dignity, while operating at scale, and argues that the key lies in unlocking the potential contributions of refugees themselves. Find out more.
Exploring structural transformation and economic growth: Listen to Doug Gollin and Joe Kaboski of Notre Dame University talking about their new Structural Transformation and Economic Growth research programme – including what we mean by ‘structural transformation’, why it’s been somewhat under-researched, how they plan to bring together a community of researchers and some of the big themes they hope to tackle.
Tom Scott-Smith traces social history of soup for BBC: Tom Scott-Smith explored the history of soup – the mainstay of emergency relief for centuries – in an essay for the BBC and suggested that humanitarian ideas rather than beneficiary needs have always determined what was on the menu.
Whose rights?: Advancing women’s land rights is a priority for international development but data from six African nations show that gender gaps in land rights differ depending on which indicators are used – ownership, management or control over outputs. Read a blog post co-authored by Cheryl Doss.
Alexander Betts (2021) ‘Refugees And Patronage: A Political History Of Uganda’s “Progressive” Refugee Policies’ African Affairs, DOI: 10.1093/afraf/adab012
Cheryl Doss (2021) ‘Diffusion and Dilution: The Power and Perils of Integrating Feminist Perspectives Into Household Economics’, Feminist Economics, DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2021.1883701
Claire MacPherson and Olivier Sterck (2021) ‘Empowering refugees through cash and agriculture: A regression discontinuity design‘, Journal of Development Economics, DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2020.102614
Catherine Porter, Mara Favara, Alan Sanchez and Douglas Scott (2021) ‘The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on physical domestic violence: Evidence from a list randomization experiment’, SSM – Population Health, DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100792
Kiros Birhanu, Alula Pankhurst, Karin Heissler and Jean Choi (2021) ‘“A Stranger in All Places”: Patterns and Experiences of Children and Young People Moving From Their Home Communities in Ethiopia’ Young Lives Working Paper 194
Gina Crivello, Agazi Tiumelissan and Karin Heissler (2021) ‘“The Challenges Made Me Stronger”: What Contributes to Young People’s Resilience in Ethiopia?’ Young Lives Working Paper 197
‘“I Have a Plan to Go”: Why Children and Young People in Ethiopia Move Away From Home,’ Young Lives Policy Brief 40
‘”Building our imagined futures”: Supporting resilience among young women and men in Ethiopia’, Young Lives Policy Brief 43
‘A Lost Year of Learning for Girls in Ethiopia: Evidence From the Young Lives at Work COVID-19 Phone Survey’, Young Lives Policy Brief 44
F García-Pardo, S Pérez-Moreno and E Bárcena-Martín (2021). ‘Leaving no country behind in human development: A fuzzy approach’, OPHI Working Paper 136
‘Social norms, unpaid care work and gender-based violence’
Speakers: Amitabh Behar, Oxfam India CEO, Diya Dutta, independent consultant, Oxfam GB and Oxfam US, Amita Pitre, Oxfam India’s gender justice lead, Nandini Gooptu, chair
Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture: ‘The afterlives of return and the limits of refugee protection’
Speakers: Professor Heath Cabot (University of Pittsburgh)
Wednesday 12 May 2021, 3 pm, Register here: https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/events/the-afterlives-of-return-and-the-limits-of-refugee-protection-annual-elizabeth-colson-lecture
Learning from longitudinal studies in LMIC countries: pre & post-COVID
A conference organised by Young Lives, CLOSER and Lancaster University Management School
11-14 May 2021