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: https://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/research/publications/di/di-wp71/
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...
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).
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
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...
Professor Richard Heeks spoke as part of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission lecture series. The event was entitled Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) for Development. Richard Heeks is Professor of Development Informatics in the Global Development Institute, at The University of Manchester. He is Director of the Centre for Development Informatics, which is also based at The University of Manchester.
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.