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October 9, 2019

3ie - LIDC

3ie – LIDC Seminar: Making data reusable: lessons from replications of impact evaluations

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October 9 @ 12:45 am - 2:00 pm
Room 3a, 3rd Floor, Student Central, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

In recent years, efforts to replicate the findings in scientific studies indicate that many results cannot be verified. In other words, reported findings cannot be reproduced using the original dataset and analysis code. The ‘replication crisis’ (as it has come to be known) appears to be a cross-disciplinary challenge. While this has led to a call for more replications, in practice there are few incentives for doing so. In the international development sector, there is an emphasis on developing interventions…

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September 30, 2019

LIDC event

Brazil’s Struggle to Eradicate Non-Communicable Diseases

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Meeting Room, London International Development Centre

September's LIDC Research Seminar is entitled 'Brazil’s Struggle to Eradicate Non-Communicable Diseases: Junk Food Industry Power, Political Interests, and Civil Societal Response.' Dr. Eduardo J. Gómez, Senior Lecturer, King's College London, will discuss Brazil’s ongoing efforts to respond effectively to the challenge of obesity and type-2 diabetes in the country. This seminar focuses on the various political and social strategies that junk food industries have taken to hamper the government’s ability to introduce effective regulatory policies and safeguard the country’s…

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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

Speaker: 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 services are not effective strategies.…

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Applying a Decolonial Lens to Research Structures, Norms and Practices

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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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LIDC event

NGO – Researcher Networking Night

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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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Connecting Capabilities

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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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July 5, 2019

Birkbeck, Recent events

International Capacity Building Workshop to Tackle AMR in TB

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July 5 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

On Friday 5 July, ISMB-Mycobacteria Research Laboratory in collaboration with Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK will host the 'International Capacity Building Workshop to Tackle AMR in TB'. The event is comprised of a networking lunch, poster presentations, as well as short presentations on strategic highlights at Birkbeck/UK and opportunities for international collaboration. We're delighted that our Research Programme Manager, Dr Ana Antunes-Martins, will give a presentation on AMR activities and research portfolio. Registration To register for this event, please…

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LIDC event, Recent events

Tackling the rise of child stunting in Africa

High level parliamentary roundtable discussion - rise of childhood stunting, Africa
July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
IPU Room

About There are over 150 million stunted children worldwide. For affected children however, stunting is not simply an issue of linear growth: stunted children suffer significant cognitive effects with lifelong impacts on wellbeing. In 2012, the World Health Assembly recognised that child stunting was ‘one of the most significant impediments to human development’. SDG 2.2 resolves to reduce the number of stunted children under 5 by 40% by 2025. It is widely recognised that the goal is unachievable, largely due…

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June 13, 2019

LIDC event, Recent events

Bloomsbury Research Symposium

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June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
John Snow Lecture Theatre A, LSHTM

On Thursday 13 June, the Bloomsbury Research Committee will hold the Bloomsbury Research Symposium, which allows Bloomsbury PhD students to present their interdisciplinary research. 1st and 2nd year students deliver a presentation while 3rd and 4th year students are expected to produce a poster for entry into the annual BRC Symposium poster competition. A cash prize of £100 will be awarded to the winning entry as judged by a panel composed of BRC members. The Bloomsbury Colleges Consortium brings together…

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CEID Seminar: Students with disabilities and the transition to work: A capabilities approach

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 780

Speaker Dr Oliver Mutanga, UCL Institute of Education   Chair Professor Moses Oketch, UCL Institute of Education Abstract In this seminar, Dr Mutanga will present on the central themes in his forthcoming book - Students with disabilities and the transition to work: A capabilities approach (London & New York: Routledge). This book foregrounds the voices of students and graduates from South Africa in order to explore identity, inclusion, participation and success of youth with disabilities in higher education, as well…

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