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    Promoting gender equality in/through schools – examples to learn from

Promoting gender equality in/through schools – examples to learn from

In the first of this two-part article on promoting gender equality through schools, Anushna Jha and Mehrin Shah explore successful examples from around the world. 

The second half of the series will be published on Tuesday 19 February. 

Education and Gender Equality- Interconnections

There is a lot in common between education and gender equality- both are instrumental to the development of a society as also […]

  • Permalink U.S. Soldiers with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Regiment unload Humanitarian aid for distribution to the town of Rajan Kala, Afghanistan Dec. 05, 2009. Charlie Company used their Stryker armored vehicles to move the Humanitarian aid from the Joint District Community Center to the town of Rajan Kala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Francisco V. Govea II/Released)Gallery

    Do Western donors increasingly use development aid to protect their own security?

Do Western donors increasingly use development aid to protect their own security?

Guest bloggers, Ivica Petrikova and Melita Lazell summarise a paper in which they examine whether and how securitisation has affected the distribution of UK, US, Danish and Swedish development aid by sector through investigating how conflict in aid-recipient states and the extent to which these states are perceived as a security threat, affect aid commitments to priority sectors; democratisation and peace, conflict and security.

There […]

What’s the Buzz Around Impact Investing?

Msc Development Management 2015-16 alumn, Riya Saxena shares her experience of working in the Impact Investment industry and introduces the world’s first MOOC driven by top impact investors on the key trends and opportunities that are shaping the sector.

I have always wanted to work at the intersection of the private and development sector. For me this translated into starting […]

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    Book Review: Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within by Shuja Nawaz

Book Review: Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within by Shuja Nawaz

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Florian Weigand, finds over 600 pages on the history of the Pakistani army in the second edition of Shuja Nawaz’s book, Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within, which provides an important description of the backdrop of contemporary dynamics in the country.
Crossed Swords: Pakistan, its Army and the Wars Within. Shuja Nawaz Oxford Pakistan Paperbacks. 2017

In the second edition […]

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    Better Blending: Making the case for transparency and accountability in blended finance

Better Blending: Making the case for transparency and accountability in blended finance

Jovan Johnson, Khai Leang Yeap, Sebastien Feron and Alyssa Bryan provide a summary of a student consulting project recently published by Transparency International (TI), arguably the world’s main civil society coalition leading the fight against corruption. The group of four students were tasked, as part of the MSc Development Management programme, with researching corruption risks faced by development finance institutions (DFIs) […]

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    Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings: The Linchpin of Economic Development for Young people

Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings: The Linchpin of Economic Development for Young people

MSc Social Policy and Development alum, Asmat Kakar, shares with us case studies from young beneficiaries of the Technical and Vocational Education and Trainings (TVET) in Balochistan, Pakistan. 

Advancement in human development is imperative for the socioeconomic development of any country. Therefore, forward looking and well advised governments always give priority to policies, strategies and programmes for improving human development. One of the […]

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    Neither Private Schools nor Technology Will Solve India’s Learning Crisis

Neither Private Schools nor Technology Will Solve India’s Learning Crisis

Master’s student, Martin Haus, and project manager at the Bihar Education Policy Center, Rakesh Kumar Rajak, argue that reports on education ignore the fact that students in public and private schools are vastly different. 

The ASER report paints a grim picture of what is (not) happening in Bihar’s schools. Only around 24% percent of children in Class III can read […]

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    Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

Trump’s reinstatement and expansion of the global gag rule has harmful effects for women, men, and children

Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Ernestina Coast and Nicky Armstrong argue that Trump’s global gag rule will not only be ineffective in reducing the number of abortions, but will also harm women’s’ reproductive health as well as making other crucial health services less available to women, men, and children around the world.
Who influences whether women in poorer countries can access abortions and other […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 5/5: Evo vs Trump

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 5/5: Evo vs Trump

In the final blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet applies the analysis of structural change to the contrasting cases of Evo vs Trump.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 5: Evo vs Trump
Lastly, what do the sweeping changes that have transformed Bolivia teach us […]

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    In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 4/5: Four more lessons for the West

In Bolivia’s Footsteps: structural change and political disintegration in the West. Part 4/5: Four more lessons for the West

In the fourth blog post of this five-part series, Professor Jean-Paul Faguet uses Bolivia’s experience to derive four more lessons for the West.   

Click here to hear Duncan Green’s interview with Jean Paul Faguet on what Bolivia tells us about rapid collapses of Political Party systems.
PART 4: Four more lessons for the West
Fifth, any new politics of identity is bound to be far more […]