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September 9, 2019

HDCA

Connecting Capabilities

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm
UCL Institute of Education

In partnership with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Birkbeck, the University of East London (UEL) and the London International Development Centre (LIDC), the 2019 HDCA Program Committee cordially invites scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world to participate in the 2019 HDCA conference.  Original empirical research, theoretical issues, case-studies or reports of experiences, or findings from major research projects, and book panels relevant to conference theme or more broadly related…

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LIDC event

NGO – Researcher Networking Night

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

LIDC will hold its second NGO – Researcher Networking Night from 18.00 – 20.00 on Tuesday 10 September. The event aims to provide an informal space for researchers and NGO workers in international development to form connections and explore future collaboration. It will also give an overview of LIDC and more information on the Centre’s new membership category for NGOs. We will serve light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

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SOAS

Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SOAS University of London

A CONVERSATION AT SOAS FOR FUNDING BODIES IN THE UK, RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT STAFF AND RESEARCHERS FROM UNIVERSITIES IN THE UK AND GLOBALLY About this Event In recent years, ethnocentric and racialised paradigms in knowledge production and asymmetries in higher education have been profoundly challenged, reflecting on movements to decolonise curricula, pedagogy and admission standards in higher education institutions. SOAS has been at the forefront of this effort, as exemplified in the establishment of the Decolonising SOAS Working Group to provide…

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3ie - LIDC

Does promoting citizen engagement in the governance of public services improve development outcomes?

September 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room LG9, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT

Speakers: Hugh Sharma Waddington, Senior Evaluation Specialist, 3ie; and Ada Sonnenfeld, Evaluation specialist, 3ie There is a lot of emphasis by donors on improving governance in public service delivery, in order to improve development effectiveness. Bottom-up approaches aim to engage citizens in the design and delivery of public services and institutions through increasing opportunities for participation, inclusion, transparency and accountability (PITA). Evidence from prominent single studies, implemented in particular contexts, has suggested that bottom-up approaches to involve citizens in governance of public…

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