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Brexit Special: Brexit’s Impact on the Nations of the UK

18 May 2017

George Callaghan, Janice Holmes and Richard Marsden discuss Brexit's impact on the nations of the UK.

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Nollywood and Nigeria’s Internal Conflicts: Media in an Advisory Capacity

26 April 2017

The OU's Dr Françoise Ugochukwu reveals Nollywood as both sounding board and political advisory platform.

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Deals and Development: The Political Dynamics of Inclusive Growth

5 April 2017

Professor Kunal Sen (University of Manchester) puts forward a new framework, grounded in political economy, for understanding growth.


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Addressing Africa’s Rapid Urbanisation

5 April 2017

IKD Visiting Fellow Smita Srinivas is interviewed by CNBC Africa at African Development Week in Dakar, Senegal.

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Three Frames for Research and Innovation Policy: Moving from the Valley of Death to Experimental Arenas

15 March 2017

Professor Joanna Chataway (SPRU, Sussex) provides an overview of three frames for research and innovation funding and policy, and introduces the TIPC.

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Health Policy as Industrial Policy: The Challenge for Inclusive Industrialisation in East Africa

8 March 2017

The XI SOAS Industrial Development and Policy Lecture given by Professor Maureen Mackintosh.

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Indigenous Rights to the City: EthniCity, DiverCity and Urban Development in La Paz, Bolivia and Quito, Ecuador

22 February 2017

Dr Philipp Horn (OU) discusses the barrier to development represented by the 'urban indigenous' and explore how Bolivia and Ecuador are bucking the trend.

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Rights, Riots and Realities in Global Higher Education (internal-only)

11 January 2017

Dr Jo Beall (British Council) examines the global trends, challenges and opportunities faced by higher education today.

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Housing: Costlier to Build and Harder to Sell?

9 January 2017

Lecturer in Economics Alan Shipman discusses the balancing act the government has to perform – and why a new social divide may be emerging

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Better Health Care and Industrial Growth? A Win-Win Situation

24 November 2016

IKD Director Maureen Mackintosh's interview at the DEGRP and AERC conference Economic Opportunities for a Better Future.

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