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Oxfam's use of evidence for influencing - Irene Guijt

As part of the Global Development Institute Lecture Series Dr Irene Guijt, Head of Research at Oxfam GB, delivered a lecture entitled: Evidence for Influencing: Balancing research integrity and campaign strategy in Oxfam When using evidence to influence, what compromises have to be made in different contexts due to practical, political and strategic reasons? Dr Guijt presents on challenges and successes, using examples of Oxfam research and campaign strategies from across the world.

Duration: 00:46:37

Political economy approach to collective action, inequality and development - Bill Ferguson

As part of the Global Development Institute Lecture Series Prof Bill Ferguson discussed a political economy approach to collective action, inequality and development. This lecture was the Annual Adrian Leftwich Memorial Lecture presented with the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre. A society's prospects for development depend on resolving underlying collective-action problems that arise when individual self-interest generates bad outcomes, such as pollution, crime,...

Duration: 00:57:35

In Conversation: Professor Bill Ferguson and Dr Pablo Yanguas

Effective States and Inclusive Development’s Dr Pablo Yanguas engages Grinnell University’s Professor Bill Ferguson in a thought-provoking discussion about the role of economics in both creating and addressing collective action problems. Bill, the Gertrude B. Austin Professor of Economics, delivered this year’s Adrian Leftwich memorial lecture on a Political Economy approach to collective action, inequality and development. Having begun his career as a neighourhood community organiser in...

Duration: 00:29:19

In Conversation: Shack/Slum Dwellers International and Diana Mitlin

Prof Diana Mitlin talks to Kenyan representatives of Shack/Slum Dwellers International who recently visited Global Development Institute

Duration: 00:32:19

Collective operations in urban settings - AbdouMaliq Simone

As part of the Global Development Institute Lecture Series Prof AbdouMaliq Simone discusses collective operations in urban settings. Despite a flood of knowledge, urban residents increasingly do not know where they are. It’s not a matter of geographical illiteracy or social confusion. Rather, the complexities of urban environments mean that a kind of darkness prevails, with residents unable to come up with a coherent working narrative for their feelings and situations. Prof Simone will...

Duration: 00:53:45

In Conversation: Dan Brockington and Nicola Banks

Dan Brockington, Director of Sheffield Institute for International Development, and Nicola Banks, Global Development Institute, discuss their new research project on development NGO income and expenditure. The conversation is moderated by Chris Jordan.

Duration: 00:27:22

In Conversation: Dani Rodrik and David Hulme

Be a fly on the wall as GDI's Executive Director, Prof David Hulme, interviews Prof Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, about globalisation, the sociology of economics and economists, how the decay of liberal norms in the West might impact the rest of the world, what to be concerned about for India, and why China is always a surprise. They also discuss how Prof Rodrik's research has led to examining...

Duration: 00:29:45

Dani Rodrik on the economics of populism

Prof Dani Rodrik, Harvard University, gave the Annual Global Development Institute Lecture. Populism seems to have come out of nowhere, but economic history and theory provide ample grounds for anticipating that globalisation will produce political backlash. But while the backlash may have been predictable, the specific form it took was less so. Prof Dani Rodrik will distinguish between left-wing and right-wing variants of populism - the first predominant in Latin America and the second in...

Duration: 00:53:44

Richard Heeks on the digital gig economy

To coincide with his recent Development Informatics Working Paper Professor Richard Heeks discusses the decent work and the digital gig economy. In this seminar he provides a developing country perspective on employment impacts and standards in online outsourcing, crowdwork and other areas. Read the DI Working Paper:

Duration: 00:33:59

Diana Mitlin on urban development and inequalities

As part of the Global Development Institute Lecture Series Prof Diana Mitlin discusses urban development and inequalities. "Housing in the Global South faces a number of challenges, including poor construction quality, citizen exclusion, and (in)appropriate standards, leading to significant inequalities. What lessons emerge for tackling urban shelter inequalities from experiences in the Global South? Prof Mitlin will share findings from research in India where civil society organisations...

Duration: 00:32:48

Migration and Development - Uma Kothari

In August 2017 Prof Uma Kothari, Global Development Institute, spoke at the EADI NORDIC 2017 conference on ‘Contesting Reconfigured Boundaries: Migration and Development’. The conference was a joint partnership between EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes), NFU (Norwegian Association of Development Research), the University of Bergen (UiB) and the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI).

Duration: 00:28:32

In Conversation: Dr Pablo Yanguas and Chris Jordan

Dr Pablo Yanguas, Research Associate at ESID, sat down with GDI's Communications and Impact Manager Chris Jordan, to talk about the politics of aid and whether DFID fund Obamacare if the US was a developing country. They also chat about Trump, the Daily Mail, internationalism, pedagogy of aid, political courage, and of course Dr Yanguas's upcoming book, Why We Lie About A

Duration: 00:39:33

In Conversation: Dr Mercedes González de la Rocha and Prof Diana Mitlin

In this episode, Prof Diana Mitlin, Managing Director of GDI, and Dr Mercedes González de la Rocha, an anthropologist and sociologist at CIESAS and an alumna of the University of Manchester, discuss inequalities, clustered disadvantages, urban social isolation, why Mercedes loves Immanuel Wallerstein's definition of income. They also discuss Dr González de la Rocha’s research on poverty and vulnerability in Mexico, including the ten-year research project she led to evaluate the impact of...

Duration: 00:48:05

Lord Jim O'Neill on whether the Rising Powers are really rising

Lord Jim O'Neill spoke as part of the Rising Powers Conference held at The University of Manchester in June 2017.

Duration: 00:57:27

David Hulme discusses his book Should Rich Nations Help the Poor?

Professor David Hulme, Executive Director of the Global Development Institute discusses his book, Should Rich Nations Help the Poor? This podcast was recorded as part of the Global Development Institute Lecture Series.

Duration: 00:47:49