Dr Portia Roelofs & Anna Thurlbeck on Good Governance in Nigeria
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
6d ago
In this episode, GDI PhD researcher Anna Thurlbeck speaks with Dr Portia Roelofs, lecturer in politics at Kings College London. Dr Roelofs provides an unmissable deep dive into the background and key themes of her new book 'Good Governance in Nigeria: Rethinking Accountability and Transparency in the Twenty-First Century'. Listen now! ---- Dr Roelofs has degrees from Oxford, SOAS and LSE. She has held post-doctoral fellowships at the LSE and St Anne’s College, Oxford. She has been a visiting researcher at the Universities of Maiduguri and Ibadan, Nigeria. She is co-convenor of the Politica ..read more
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Lwanga Bwalya of Play it Forward Zambia speaks with One World Together
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
1M ago
In this episode, One World Together's co-founder Nicola Banks and Community Space Development Lead Asma Bham speak with one of their community partners: Lwanga Bwalya of Play it Forward Zambia. Lwanga dives into the complexities of navigating projects within the current funding system, as well as his own experiences with community-led initiatives both as a young person and now as a leading member of Play it Forward.  Niki, Asma, and Lwanga then explore how we can rethink the system with new models, such as that of One World Together. This episode is not to be missed! You can find out ..read more
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Panel Discussion: Sustainable Forest Transitions Project Launch
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
1M ago
Following the launch of the Sustainable Forest Transitions project at Manchester Museum on the 6th March 2024, we bring you a new episode featuring the event's opening remarks and the incredible panel discussion that took place. In this episode, you will hear from Kieran Dodds, Polyanna da Conceição Bispo, Felipe Melo, Adithya Pradeep and Rose Pritchard, with host and project lead Johan Oldekop guiding the discussion. If you want to follow the project or learn more, you can do so here.  Find out more about the Global Development Institute: Website Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagr ..read more
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In Conversation: Kiya Gezahegne + Oliver Bakewell on Migration
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
2M ago
Oliver Bakewell, Impact Director at GDI, discusses migration practices along the Ethiopia-Sudan border with Kiya Gezahegne, an ethnographic researcher from the University of Addis Ababa. Kiya and Oliver have worked together on multiple projects exploring local migration realities and policy effects.  In this episode, they draw interesting observations by setting Ethiopian and European contexts side by side.  Have a listen to their conversation to learn more! About Kiya Gezahegne: Kiya Gezahegne is an experienced feminist researcher and lecturer based at the Department of Social A ..read more
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Sustainable Forest Transitions: In conversation with Dr Sreeja Jaiswal
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
3M ago
In this episode, PhD researcher Sandy Nofyanza kicks off a new series of podcasts linked to the GDI's Sustainable Forest Transitions project. Sandy chats to Dr Sreeja Jaiswal, Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Postdoc Fellow at the University of Heidelberg, about challenges associated with forest restoration efforts and debates surrounding mitigation measures such as carbon offsets.  Music I Use: Bensound.com/free-music-for-videos License code: QVPSSG18TYB4DVRS Find out more about the Global Development Institute: Website Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Newsletter In ..read more
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Cash Transfers for Poverty Reduction | Francisco V Ayala
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
4M ago
In this episode, Francisco V. Ayala discusses his new book, Cash Transfers for Poverty Reduction: An International Operational Guide (Routledge, 2023), co-authored with GDI’s David Lawson. The book offers the first systematic discussion of the design and implementation of cash transfer programmes, including practical guidance for students and key stakeholders who are – or will be – responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating such programmes. Francisco is an international social protection consultant and President of Ayala Consulting Corporation/SOPROEN. David Lawson is ..read more
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Unpacking the ‘Developing’ Country Classification | Deborah Barros Leal Farias
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
7M ago
The division of the world into ‘developing’ and ‘developed’ countries has grown increasingly problematic in the past decades. Nonetheless, it remains embedded in legal documents, foreign policy discourse, and colloquial use. In this lecture, Dr Deborah explores this complexity by unpacking the different ways in which the ‘developing’ label is used in the international system, arguing that understanding the complexity around its use requires a rigorous analysis of the label’s diverse meanings and consequences. Deborah Barros Leal Farias is a Brazilian-born Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney's Scho ..read more
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Unpacking the ‘Developing’ Country Classification with Deborah Barros Leal Farias
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
7M ago
The division of the world into ‘developing’ and ‘developed’ countries has grown increasingly problematic in the past decades. Nonetheless, it remains embedded in legal documents, foreign policy discourse, and colloquial use. In this lecture, Dr Deborah explores this complexity by unpacking the different ways in which the ‘developing’ label is used in the international system, arguing that understanding the complexity around its use requires a rigorous analysis of the label’s diverse meanings and consequences. Deborah Barros Leal Farias is a Brazilian-born Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney's Scho ..read more
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Building inclusive urban reform coalitions | Diana Mitlin
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
7M ago
This episode comes from the African Cities Research Consortium podcast. Diana Mitlin talks to Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael about her new paper on how reform coalitions can contribute to inclusive equitable urban change in the global South, her experiences of working with coalitions in Africa and Asia, the future of the urban reform agenda in African cities, and an upcoming conference being organised by ACRC. Diana Mitlin is CEO of the African Cities Research Consortium and professor of global urbanism at The University of Manchester’s Global Development Institute. Ezana Haddis Weldeghebrael is ..read more
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What role can researchers play in driving urban reform?
Global Development Institute Podcast
by Global Development Institute
8M ago
This episode comes from the African Cities Research Centre, based at the Global Development Institute. Urban reform coalitions can play a critical role in building inclusive, sustainable and productive cities. Made up of diverse stakeholders who collaborate to achieve common goals, these coalitions can work to strengthen relationships between disadvantaged groups and influential state/non-state actors. This collective action can be powerful in challenging socioeconomic inequality and enabling marginalised groups to capitalise on political opportunities for inclusive reform. So where do resea ..read more
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