The Open University's Development Policy and Practice (DPP) Group is a leading centre of development studies and development management research, and co-hosts the ESRC INNOGEN Centre on innovation in life sciences which is run jointly with the University of Edinburgh.
In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework results:
- OU research in Development Studies is ranked 5th in the UK overall for the quality and intensity of its research using the Times Higher Education Research Intensity Score
- 69% of OU Development Studies research was assessed as 4* (world-class) or 3* (internationally excellent)
- 100% of the OU environment for research in International Development topics was also assessed as 4* (world-class) or 3* (internationally excellent).
Underpinning its international research excellence, DPP has extensive networks within and outside the University. It is a key contributor to the OU’s Priority Research Area in International Development and Inclusive Innovation, which brings together and supports the wide range of inter-disciplinary development and innovation research undertaken across the University. In the UK, the DPP group works closely with academics from a range of development studies institutes and with a consortium of non-governmental organisations. Internationally, it has research and teaching collaborations with staff and institutions from more than 20 countries. It has developed a facilitative capacity to bring people together to work in new programmes, courses and research.
We offer two research degree programmes: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
Research publications by Open University staff are available through
Open Research Online
(ORO), the university's repository of research publications and other research
outputs. ORO can be searched or browsed by staff name or subject.
The following list, generated from ORO, provides a flavour of the most recently
published work in Development Studies