Post Tagged with: "development"

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Not a centaur, but better: building FCDO into a powerful force for good and not for chaos

Not a centaur, but better: building FCDO into a powerful force for good and not for chaos

In announcing the merger of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Boris Johnson has not created a centaur, with the hindquarters of a development agency and the head of a diplomatic service, but a puggle: an entirely new animal. Merging two departments does […]

by × 26 June 2020 ×

BSG Alumni, Health, welfare and well-being

Managing COVID-19 in Kerala, India – an alumna’s experience

Managing COVID-19 in Kerala, India – an alumna’s experience

As a civil servant working in the state of Kerala, India, for the past seven years, I have been on the foreground while the state has dealt with various challenges – from severe flooding in 2018 and 2019 to the outbreak of Nipah virus in 2018. However, dealing with a […]

by × 24 June 2020 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps: an Insider’s Perspective

The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps: an Insider’s Perspective

Dr Yajun Bao was a visiting fellow at the Blavatnik School from Feb 2017 to Feb 2018. Here, in conversation with his mentor at the Blavatnik School, Dr Ruth Dixon, he discusses his new paper ‘The Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps: An Insider’s Perspective.’ RD: Yajun, in your paper you […]

by × 02 February 2018 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

An unfinished school building in Ghana

Unfinished development projects in Ghana: Mechanising collective choice

Project non-completion, commonly attributed to corruption or clientelism, is in fact often caused by an inability to prioritise public expenditure Unfinished infrastructure projects are a common sight in many developing countries. Infrastructure is a high priority for governments, citizens, and donors alike, on account of its crucial role in achieving […]

by × 20 November 2017 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Unsustainable development goals?

Unsustainable development goals?

From 2000 to 2015, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) focused minds and budgets on global poverty, significantly boosting people’s prospects in some of the world’s poorest countries. The new set of global targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aim to build on that progress, not only in eradicating poverty, but […]

by × 14 April 2016 ×

Economic growth and resilience, Guest author

The global challenge of inequality

The global challenge of inequality

The World Economic Forum has predicted that widening income disparities will, in the coming 12 to 18 months, become the greatest source of instability in the world. Antonio Garrigues Walker and Manuel Muniz suggest possible measures to reduce global inequality.

by × 02 April 2014 ×

BSG Faculty, Economic growth and resilience

Using Financial Incentives and Mobile Monitoring to Address Teacher Absenteeism in Uganda’s Primary Schools

Using Financial Incentives and Mobile Monitoring to Address Teacher Absenteeism in Uganda’s Primary Schools

Researchers from the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in Uganda, the Department of Economics and Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, and Georgetown University School of Public Policy, in collaboration with World Vision Uganda, are examining how to increase teacher presence in rural primary schools in Uganda. Preliminary results […]

by × 23 September 2013 ×