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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

February 2, 2017
The city of Bogotá set out to reduce crime and increase state legitimacy by raising state presence on city streets: either increasing police...
July 21, 2016
Measuring the returns to government capital is difficult because the services of government capital typically are provided free of charge. This...
April 8, 2016
The Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES) is an annual research conference which highlights academic work from researchers at...
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...