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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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Making Medicines in Africa

9 August 2016

Maureen Mackintosh and Julius Mugwagwa explore some of the interconnections between industrial development and health.

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Informality as a Continuum: Evidence from Four Furniture Manufacturing Clusters in Kenya

4 May 2016

Richmond Atta-Ankomah argues that the informal sector is inherently heterogeneous, and informality is best described as a continuum.

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Innovative Spending in Health: Unpacking the Global Evidence

6 April 2016

Using evidence from South Africa, the UK and Zimbabwe, Julius Mugwagwa discusses the impact of innovative spending on inclusive and sustainable health.

Giorgos Kallis OU Limits without Scarcity seminar

Limits without Scarcity

16 March 2016

Revisiting the notion of limits in modern environmentalism, Giorgos Kallis argues that collective self-limitation is the only way towards egalitarian abundance.

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Patent Use in the UK

13 January 2016

Suma Athreye explores some of the concerns about our lack of knowledge of what happens to patents once they are issued.

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BRICS Banking and the Debate over sub-Imperialism

4 November 2015

Do the BRICS countries herald a new dawn for democracy or continued political repression? Patrick Bond introduces his book BRICS: An Anti-Capitalist Critique.

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How Can the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Be Effectively Delivered?

16 September 2015

Valerie Amato highlights emerging models of multi-stakeholder collaboration and the relevance of systems thinking and complexity science.

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Can India Sort Out Medical Device Graveyards in Africa?

28 July 2015

Medical devices donated to developing countries are often of the wrong type or broken. Could new research resolve this and improve healthcare?

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