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Why no change? Sustainable development, extractivism and the environment in Bolivia

10 June 2019

Today's blog is by Dr Jessica Hope, Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow at the University of Bristol & Chair of the Developing Areas Research Group of the Royal Geographical Society.

Opening up Development: including the elder refugee group in debates and policies

6 June 2019

In this blog, Dr Sameen Zafar reminds us of the need to include overlooked elder refugee groups in development debates and policies

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Innovation for Development in a new societal era

6 June 2019

Innogen's Professor Theo Papaioannou reflects on the International Development Summer Course.

Photograph of a large banking building in Amsterdam

Financialization: in search of some much-needed coherence in its operationalization and in future empirical research

3 June 2019

This blog, written by Pauline Gleadle, Visiting Professor at The Open University, reflects on a recent workshop she led

Launch of the Gender and Social Policy Network at the OU

28 May 2019

Dr Lorena Lombardozzi highlights the launch of a new OU Research Theme: Gender and Social Policy

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Radical Thinking Key to Achieving SDGs

26 April 2019

In the lead up to #DSA2019, Matt Foster, Director of the OU's International Development Office, calls for a fresh approach towards the SDGs in order to secure 'real change'

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Decolonising health systems research and policy: What can it mean? How can it be done?

3 April 2019

As we prepare for #DSA2019, we hear from the OU's Professor Maureen Mackintosh. Decolonising health systems research and policy: What can it mean? How can it be done? Her panel will share answers to those questions

Door made from USAID tin cans, Pabbo, former camp for internally displaced persons, Uganda. Uganda Museum and former camp residents have collected and preserved similar doors as heritage objects (Photo: Giblin 2011)

History and development: Practicing the past in the pursuit of “progress”

3 April 2019

This June, The Open University will host the Development Studies Association Conference. As we get ready, we have invited key speakers to share details of the panels they will be holding. Today, we hear from Dr Charlotte Cross, Lecturer in International Development at The Open University and John Giblin, Keeper of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland

Harvesting water in South India, Bombay Agricultural Department Bulletin 1910. Image credit: British Library

Mobilising Global Voices: Perspectives from the Global South

5 March 2019

The OU's Dr Sandip Hazareesingh and collaborators from the Indian NGO Green Foundation invited to present the research findings of their GCRF project  at the House of Commons

Can co-operation help address the challenges of our time?

29 January 2019

Can co-operation and forms of co-operative organisation help address the social and economic challenges of our time? These and other issues informed a lively seminar held at The Open University last month. Find out more and watch the videos.

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