What is COVID-19 telling us about leadership?

Heather Marquette is Professor of Development Politics in the International Development Department, School of Government, University of Birmingham and is seconded part-time to the UK’s Department for International Development where she is Senior Research Fellow (Governance & Conflict). She has over 20 years international experience in research, policy advice, consultancy and training in governance and … Continue reading “What is COVID-19 telling us about leadership?”

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Water2me and shared water security

Rachel Cooper, based at University of Birmingham, is a researcher on the IDS-led Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development programme (K4D). She is the Lead Researcher of the K4D Learning Journey on Water Security for the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO). The Learning Journey aims to increase FCDO staff’s learning on water security and climate change, … Continue reading “Water2me and shared water security”

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Women and CVE – let’s start by seeing women properly

Iffat Idris has been a Research Fellow at GSDRC since January 2016. She lived in Pakistan for many years and has extensive experience of working in the international development sector, notably with the UN System and World Bank. Her areas of focus include conflict analysis, extremism and modern slavery.  Current efforts to counter violent extremism (CVE) … Continue reading “Women and CVE – let’s start by seeing women properly”

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Covid-19 in Africa: Impact on Civil Society Organisations

Priscilla Baafi is a development student and practitioner who has been working with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Ghana since 2016. Her area of expertise is on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions). In her most recent position, Priscilla served as a Programmes … Continue reading “Covid-19 in Africa: Impact on Civil Society Organisations”

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The wild decade: how the 1990s laid the foundations for Vladimir Putin’s Russia

Adrian Campbell is an organizational analyst specialising in local and regional government. He worked extensively in Russia and other post-soviet and transitional countries during the period 1990-2010, in research, consultancy, training and policy advice. Since 2010 he has been Programme Director of the MPA and the MPA (HR) at IDD. This blog is originally published … Continue reading “The wild decade: how the 1990s laid the foundations for Vladimir Putin’s Russia”

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Coronavirus: Kazakhstan denies ‘unknown pneumonia’ reports but has imposed second national lockdown

Dr Saltanat Janenova is a Teaching Fellow in Public Policy and Management in International Development Department. Her research interests are concerned with public sector reforms in Central Asia, including authoritarianism, patronage, corruption, open government, and public service innovations. Her pivot book ‘A Primer on Policy Communication in Kazakhstan’ (with B.Nair et al.) was published by … Continue reading “Coronavirus: Kazakhstan denies ‘unknown pneumonia’ reports but has imposed second national lockdown”

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How to improve safe access to water during and after Covid-19

Rachel Cooper, based at University of Birmingham, is a researcher on the K4D (Knowledge, Evidence and Learning) programme. She is currently leading a K4D Learning Journey on Water Security for the Department of International Development (DFID). The Learning Journey aims to increase DFID staff’s learning on water security and climate change. This blog was originally posted … Continue reading “How to improve safe access to water during and after Covid-19”

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Compendium of new research celebrates African solutions to national and global problems

Nic Cheeseman (@fromagehomme) is Professor of Democracy at the University of Birmingham and was formerly the Director of the African Studies Centre at Oxford University. He mainly works on democracy, elections and development and has conducted fieldwork in a range of African countries including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Professor Cheeseman … Continue reading “Compendium of new research celebrates African solutions to national and global problems”

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How Central Asia’s authoritarian regimes have used coronavirus to their advantage

Dr Saltanat Janenova is a Teaching Fellow in Public Policy and Management in International Development Department. Her research interests are concerned with public sector reforms in Central Asia, including authoritarianism, patronage, corruption, open government, and public service innovations. Her pivot book ‘A Primer on Policy Communication in Kazakhstan’ (with B.Nair et al.) was published by Palgrave … Continue reading “How Central Asia’s authoritarian regimes have used coronavirus to their advantage”

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Using Graphics to Cut Through Covid’s Complexity

Heather Marquette is Professor of Development Politics in the International Development Department, School of Government, University of Birmingham and is seconded part-time to the UK’s Department for International Development where she is Senior Research Fellow (Governance & Conflict). She has over 20 years international experience in research, policy advice, consultancy and training in governance and … Continue reading “Using Graphics to Cut Through Covid’s Complexity”

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