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Events

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Upcoming

August 27, 2019
Support for gender equality has increased globally, especially in cities. Why is this? And what does this subnational variation tell us about the drivers of social change?
September 4, 2019
For centuries Europe and Africa have been closely connected by history, languages and culture and benefited from geographical proximity. Moving forward, in an increasingly globalised and fast-...
September 22, 2019
Spending on health products tops $50 billion annually in just a subset of low- and middle-income countries. And a large share of health aid goes to the same use. But despite its importance for...
September 23, 2019
Humanitarian relief must involve, and be accountable to, the crisis-affected people it serves. Versions of this principle can be found in most foundational humanitarian documents, and it features...
December 4, 2019
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities.  This master class will provide early career...

Past

January 25, 2018
Numerous studies find that child health suffers when children are exposed to conflict, and armed conflicts are more likely to occur in poor countries...
October 24, 2017
Transactional sex (sex for money) is a common risk-coping behavior in sub-Saharan Africa and is believed to be a leading driver of the HIV/AIDS...
September 28, 2017
Can teacher quality explain the low learning levels observed in many African countries? Survey data spanning seven countries in sub-Saharan African...
July 20, 2017
In their new paper, Markus Goldstein and co-authors examine the effects of land title registration in Rwanda using a national-level randomized...
October 6, 2015
Do labor-intensive public works programs (PWPs) serve as an important social protection tools to supplement the income of poor households and improve...
May 28, 2015
An elaborate global Anti Money Laundering system has been constructed over last 25 years. Originally aimed at reducing the drug trade and expanded to...
March 16, 2015
Does the discovery of oil — onshore, concentrated in one region — generate more citizen demand for transparent governance inside the oil-...