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Creating a stronger and fairer society

3 April 2018

A recent panel discussion organised by Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), and chaired by Professor Helen Yanacopulos, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, saw lively debate on how to bridge global divides around inequality and injustice.

OU research compares UK and India IT industries to address shortage of women in UK IT

26 March 2018

"Addressing the shortage of women in IT requires that the sector not only offers benefits, but outperforms other competing sectors..." says Professor Parvati Raghuram, OU research project lead. 

Urbanisation-climate change: What does this mean for development?

5 March 2018

Dr Arabella Fraser, an expert whose research focuses on the governance of climate and disaster risk in urban contexts of the global South, joins The Open University as Lecturer in International Development.

International Development: Looking back, moving forward

5 March 2018

Each year, the international development community at The Open University convenes to discuss collective work and interrogate common understandings of issues of development, innovation and inclusiveness and to look at future projects, collaborations and more.

How regional social policy can support the 2030 SDGs

5 March 2018

In an issue brief produced for the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Nicola Yeates, Professor of Social Policy, outlines the ways in which regional social policy could be further leveraged to support the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Despatches from Bond 2018

4 March 2018

Martha Knight, OU Staff Tutor in International Development, gives us the lowdown on the fascinating and important insights and experiences shared at the Bond Conference 2018.

OU to host DSA Annual Conference 2019

27 February 2018

The Open University has been confirmed to host the Development Studies Association’s (DSA) conference in 2019, which will take place in mid-June.

The conference will focus on ‘Opening up Development’, while also encompassing the broad range of development studies interests.

Working on an award-winning teacher education programme in India

1 February 2018

As our #openinsights campaign draws to a close, we take a look back at the fascinating insights we gained from our academics and partners working to enhance teacher education in India.

Making 2018 the 'Year of Mygration'

18 January 2018

The issues of migration are vital to understanding not just current UK politics but also the world’s economies and communities. Every day in 2018 we'll share a reflection on the theme of migration, showcasing the work of our academics and partners.

Organisations should engage marginalised communities in policy development

19 December 2017

A new policy briefing paper focused on improving the participation of marginalised communities in research, social policy development and implementation was launched at the House of Commons earlier this month.

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International Development Research Office
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1908 858502
E: international-development-research@open.ac.uk