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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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Transforming Economies for Employment Generation

24 November 2016

Can industrial policy be used to transform economies and create jobs? The DEGRP and AERC conference in Nairobi looks for answers.

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: The Link with Development Finance

6 October 2016

How might African countries be empowered so that a better balance is created in terms of sharing the resources extracted from them? (5/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: Governance Issues

6 October 2016

When the dynamics of NOCs are combined with those of African politics, what are the outcomes in terms of job creation and inclusiveness? (4/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: Local Content & Linkages

6 October 2016

Exploring the links between Chinese NOCs and the economic development of the countries in which they invest. (3/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: The Drivers

6 October 2016

A look at China's transition from exporting oil, to becoming the world's largest importer. (2/5)

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Chinese Investment in Africa's Oil Sector: The Key Players

6 October 2016

How are Chinese NOCs adapting to meet both their commercial interests and the interests of the countries in which they're investing? (1/5)

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Electricity Generation as a Community-Owned Solution

19 September 2016

Andrea Berardi hosts a webinar contrasting the traditional centralised approach to electricity generation with a new community-controlled model.

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