Women, peace and security: a new global index

This event will see the launch of the Women, Peace and Security Index. Speakers will discuss the main findings and their implications.

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Women Police Officers in Liberia. Photo by UNFPA Flickr.

The Social Observatory: integrating the social sciences for adaptive practice

Vijayendra Rao discussed the work of the Social Observatory, a unit in the World Bank's Development Research Group. The podcast will be available soon.

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Photo by World Bank Group

The social contract, preferences for redistribution, and tax morale

The speakers will draw on experimental research with informal sector workers in Mexico and a unique survey on taxation and social protection in Myanmar to help advance the debate.

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Source: Myanmar Governance Network

Lives in times of war, famine and civil unrest

In this lecture, Nick will provide a human face to development issues and share his experiences documenting the lives of people in some of the poorest countries of the world.

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Rakia, 20, and her daughter, Nafissa, 3, Niger, 2005. Photo © Nick Danziger

2017 Mitchell Oration - Development: towards 21st century approaches

In the 2017 Mitchell Oration, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala drew on more than 30 years of development and financial expertise to reflect on the need for a new way forward. Podcast and video available now.

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  • Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, delivered the 2017 Mitchell Oration.
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  • Our analysis on aid, development and the Pacific in the new Foreign Policy White Paper was featured on the blog and in the media.
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  • A discussion paper by Matthew Dornan and Sabit Otor on the relationship between foreign aid and exports in Asia was discussed in several news outlets.
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  • Our 2017 PNG Update conference, held in conjunction with the University of Papua New Guinea, gained substantial news coverage.
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  • Our 2017 Pacific Update conference held at USP featured in regional media.
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  • Our analysis on the 2017-18 aid budget, and our aid budget breakfast event, was covered by media.
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