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Best Development Policy Centre podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Development Policy Centre podcasts we could find
Updated May 2020
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The Familiar Strange is a podcast about doing anthropology: that is, about listening, looking, trying out, and being with, in pursuit of uncommon knowledge about humans and culture. Find show notes, plus our blog about anthropology's role in the world, at https://www.thefamiliarstrange.com. Twitter: @tfsTweets. FB: facebook.com/thefamiliarstrange. Instagram: @thefamiliarstrange. Brought to you by your familiar strangers: Ian Pollock, Jodie-Lee Trembath, Julia Brown, Simon Theobald, Kylie Won ...
 
The Changing Character of War Centre (CCW) is an Interdisciplinary research centre for the study of current armed conflict. We are part of the University of Oxford, based at Pembroke College and the Department of Politics and International Relations. We bring together scholars from several disciplines and build connections with many institutions around the world. In addition to a number of research projects, we offer bespoke policy advice and react to events in real time.
 
The Development Policy Centre is a think tank for aid and development policy based at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University. We undertake independent research and promote practical initiatives to improve the effectiveness of Australian aid, to support the development of Papua New Guinea and the Pacific island region, and to contribute to better global development policy. Our events are a forum for the dissemination of findings and the exchange of new ideas. You ...
 
Audio podcasts of public lectures, seminars and events from the SOAS Department of Economics. The SOAS Department of Economics is a leading centre for economic research. We have a vibrant research culture driven by staff working on a plethora of issues, but we specialise in the study of developing and emerging economies and our work covers an unparalleled range of countries and regions.
 
A seminar series gathering leading scholars and practitioners to reflect on the influence of new communication technologies on development processes. Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP), the Department of International Development (ODID) and the Technology & Management for Development Centre (TMD) at the University of Oxford.
 
The Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) is a leading research centre, combining expertise in economics, geography and law. Our objective is to study the intersection between the public and private sectors of the economy, and in particular to understand the right way to organise and deliver public services. The Centre aims to develop research, contribute to the public debate and inform policy-making. CMPO, now an ESRC Research Centre, was established in 1998 with two large grants ...
 
The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration. The mobility of people is now firmly recognised as a key dimension shaping society today, but the relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), core funded by the Economic and Social Research Counci ...
 
The broad aim of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine is to develop, teach and promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources to doctors and health care professionals to help maintain the highest standards of medicine. Many of the talks are taken from the Oxford Evidence-Based Health Care Programme and delivered by members of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, the Centre of Evidence Medicine and leaders in the field of Evidence-based Health Care ...
 
ECDPM is a "think and do tank" brokering effective international development partnerships between the EU and the Global South, particularly Africa. Listen to our insights on the challenges for EU-Africa and ACP relations, as well as frequent interviews with experts on the issues we cover. These include: strengthening European external action, peace and security, economic transformation, Africa change dynamics and food security.
 
We all want to make a difference — but knowing exactly what we should do with our limited time, money and energy is an extremely hard question. Doing Good Better is a podcast about using reason and evidence to figure out how we can do the most good, using the ideas of effective altruism. We talk to researchers, development economists, philosophers, journalists, charity workers, entrepreneurs, and social scientists to try to figure out what works — and just as importantly, what doesn't. More ...
 
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This is part of a webinar series co-organised by the SOAS Department of Economics and the SOAS Open Economics Forum. The aim of the series is to provide a critical perspective to the recent economic developments related to the COVID-19 crisis.Speaker: Jo Michell, UWE BristolModerator: Raza Rehman, SOAS University of LondonOrganiser: Yannis Dafermos…
 
This week we bring you another from home Zoom panel! This week we are joined by Senior lecturer Dr Yasmine Musharbash. Dr Musharbash is currently based in the Northern territory and has research interests in monsters, sleep and death. Alex [1:44] starts us off this week by returning to a topic touched on in the last panel. He dives further into Sab…
 
This is part of a webinar series co-organised by the SOAS Department of Economics and the SOAS Open Economics Forum. The aim of the series is to provide a critical perspective to the recent economic developments related to the COVID-19 crisis.Speaker: Costas Lapavitsas, SOAS University of LondonModerator: Carla Coburger, Rebuilding Macroeconomics…
 
Geography matters. And when it comes to pandemics such as this COVID-19 one that we find ourselves in the middle of, how we respond to pandemics is very much influenced by geography. That curiosity about geographically distinct responses to COVID-19 pandemic is very much behind two research projects we are going to talk about today. The first one w…
 
This is part of a webinar series co-organised by the SOAS Department of Economics and the SOAS Open Economics Forum. The aim of the series is to provide a critical perspective to the recent economic developments related to the COVID-19 crisis.Speaker: Tobias Franz, SOAS University of LondonModerator: Alice Malivoire, SOAS University of London…
 
“I’m giving mundane examples here, but it can be a matter of life or death in a sense. Whether people are believed or not, it changes their destiny” In this episode, we bring you an interview with Dr Baptiste Brossard. Dr Brossard is a sociologist and lecturer currently based at Australian National University. He has an interest in mental health, s…
 
Given the recently instigated social distancing rules in Canberra, this week we bring you a special “online” episode! For the safety of everyone, and especially in line with our own efforts to flatten the curve, we recorded this panel from the comfort of our own homes using the increasingly popular online video conferencing tool: Zoom. For this rea…
 
"Realistically there's many people - maybe most anthropologists - are caught up in their own world, like many people are, trying to just get ahead. That’s irrelevant. What’s relevant is that I try and do [good]. I try and move forward with it."Content Warning: This interview has mention of addictions and the rehabilitation process.In this episode w…
 
Machiko Nissanke (SOAS)Drawing in part on her chapter in the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook of Development Economics, Machiko presents a critical reflection on how to secure sovereign debt sustainability for economic development of LICs. Her seminar talk is set in the context of the rising debt distress in several SSA countries over the recent years…
 
Rebecca Riley (Centre of Excellence, NIESR)XVI IDP Lecture – Organised by SOAS Economics Research Cluster on Industrial Development and Policy.Many advanced economies have seen a slowdown in productivity growth since the middle of the 2000s. In the UK this slowdown has been particularly stark. A decade on from the global financial crisis UK product…
 
Australia’s aid program to PNG is its biggest, its highest profile and most controversial. In this insightful keynote panel at the 2020 Australasian AID conference, Jonathan Pryke outlines the findings of his research into Australia’s aid program to PNG, His Excellency John Kali CMG OBE discusses key changes in the way Australian assistance is bein…
 
In this keynote address, Dr Radhika Coomaraswamy discusses the evolution of the women, peace and security agenda, from representation and participation of women in peace processes, transformative justice and women combatants to livelihoods and empowerment of women in the post-conflict era and the role women play, and can play, in the prevention of …
 
This month on TFS, we are joined by special guests Sophie Pezzutto and Saidalavi P.C., two PhD candidates from the Australian National University. Sophie's research interests are on social media and the gig economy in relation to the transgender community, while Said is working on caste among Muslim communities in Southern India.Sophie [1:24] start…
 
In 2019 the Nobel prize for economics went to three economists who have promoted the use and importance of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in development economics and interventions. But how useful are RCTs in the real world of development assistance? And what more generally needs to be done to improve the quality and impact of impact evaluations,…
 
“It was a really difficult dilemma for me, because I felt that I needed to stand by my work, but at the same time what was more important was the social movement, because you know, what am I writing for?” In this episode (which is our first interview of 2020!) we bring you our interview with Dr Amita Baviskar that was recorded at the AAS Conference…
 
Welcome to our first podcast of 2020! And to kick of the new year season of TFS, we are joined by the lovely Kirsty Wissing, PhD candidate from the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University.Alex [1:16] begins off our discussion with a bit of activism. Referring to the work of Nancy Scheper-Hughes, he asks: when y…
 
Recent results of the NELSON Lung Cancer Screening Trial reports reductions in lung-cancer survival but not overall survival - The desire to detect disease even earlier means Overdiagnosis is on the rise. However, the interpretation of screening trial results is problematic and often gives rise to significant uncertainties that go unanswered.Carl H…
 
The multiple crisis of 2007/8 aggravated the uneven development inside Europe and led to the rise of populist forces in different countries. Progressive industrial policy in the framework of a broader industrial strategy could serve as a tool to reduce the existing imbalances. However, considering climate change, we also need to rethink which kind …
 
Rainer Kattel (UCL) will focus on how to (re-)define what entrepreneurial states are: namely, these are states that are capable of unleashing innovations and wealth resulting from those, and of maintaining socio-political stability at the same time. Innovation bureaucracies are constellations of public organisations that deliver such agile stabilit…
 
Keynes: The Art of Choosing the Right Model - an event in memory of Mark HayesIntroduction and Chair: Jan Toporowski (SOAS)Speaker: Dr Matteo Iannizzotto (Associate Professor in Macroeconomics, Durham University Business School)Discussant: Victoria Chick (UCL)From a research perspective, this new intellectual biography of Keynes showcases several n…
 
Should doctors with commercial interests lead research on their products? Should we forget ‘conflicts’ and discuss ‘declarations of interest’ instead? Who should hold and maintain conflicts of interest registers for doctors? Should practicing doctors work with the pharma industry as well as serve on guideline committees? Should researchers with ext…
 
Panel: Prof. Sevket Pamuk (Bogazici University); Prof. Socrates Petmezas (University of Crete); and Prof. Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS)A special event to review the state of the art in the field of Ottoman economic development on the occasion of the publication of “Capitalism in the Ottoman Balkans: Industrialisation and Modernity in Macedonia”, Costas …
 
Julia Steinberger (University of Leeds) and Elena Hofferberth (University of Leeds)In this talk, we first cover the (physical) science basis and the case for a climate emergency. Depending on the economic interpretation of the causal dynamics connecting fossil fuels and the economy, entirely different proposals for tackling climate breakdown are pu…
 
In November 2019, Professor Stephen Howes sat down with Michael Kocher and Matt Reed of the Aga Khan Foundation to discuss the work of the Foundation, one of the ten development arms of the Aga Khan Development Network.Professor Stephen Howes is the Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian Na…
 
Professor Bruno Marchal gives a talk illustrating the principles of realist evaluation using the case of the development of a new Tuberculosis control policy in Georgia. The talk focuses specifically on the central role of the programme theory, how this theory was developed and how it informed not only the policy, but also the study design.Professo…
 
Complexity is a powerful multi-disciplinary idea that combines insights from both the natural and social sciences, especially economics and economic geography, to study the dynamics of complex systems of heterogeneous agents, the multiple interactions between them, and the aggregate behaviours that emerge from those interactions. Arguably, the most…
 
The logic and principles behind the drive for evidence-based health care are so compelling that often the limitations of evidence go unacknowledged. Despite a strong evidence base demonstrating the health risks associated with higher body weights, and health professionals routinely instructing patients to lose weight to improve their health, the in…
 
The increased reliance of health systems on the digital record as the primary mechanism for storing data on consultations and other health interactions has opened new opportunities for research, healthcare innovation, and health policy. The electronic health record (eHR) is now ubiquitous in many countries, in hospital and primary care settings, an…
 
Family is the basic foundation for social and economic development across the world, and particularly in Papua New Guinea (PNG). However, this foundation is often challenged by family and sexual violence (FSV). In order to support policymaking that fosters healthy, safe and secure families, research was conducted in Lae in 2018 and 2019 to better u…
 
Jodie [1:26] begins our panel this month with a recent incident in Canberra, Australia, where a woman was shot by a 'random' gunman. Luckily her wound was not life-threatening. This story was HUGE here, but at the same time the story was released, Australia was (and currently still is in some places) on fire. Jodie asks us whether we should care so…
 
Signe Krogstrup (Danmarks Nationalbank), Heron Belfon (Jubilee Caribbean), Irene Monasterolo (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Paolo Mauro (IMF), Ulrich Volz (SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance).The SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance and the Bretton Woods Project host a discussion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of t…
 
A powerful interview with three Hamilton Councillors on the role elected leaders play in combatting hate, racism and bigotry. Ward 1 Councillor Maureen Wilson, Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann and Ward 9 Councillor Brad Clark. ___________________________________________________________________ Host, Graham Crawford Alex Zafer, producer…
 
Donghyun Park (Asian Development Bank)According to Asian Development Outlook 2019 Update (ADOU), Asian Development Bank's flagship report launched on 25 September, developing Asia’s growth will continue to moderate, from 5.9% in 2018 to 5.4% in 2019 and 5.5% in 2020. Inflation will pick up slightly due to food price inflation. Downside risks contin…
 
This episode, Kylie interviews a very familiar guest ... Dr Jodie-Lee Trembath (aka Jodie from TFS)! Now, Jodie's no stranger to qualifications, but this year she completed her PhD - which is a MAMMOTH achievement - so we thought it was about time to pick her brain to understand more about universities and fieldwork. They start off by discussing Jo…
 
Machiko Nissanke (SOAS), Raphael Kaplinsky (University of Sussex), Stephany Griffith-Jones (Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University), Antonio Andreoni (SOAS)Book launch of The Palgrave Handbook of Development Economics: Critical Reflections on Globalisation and Development. Edited by Machiko Nissanke and Jose-Antonio O’Campo.SOAS Econom…
 
Elisa Van Waeyenberge (SOAS), Deborah Johnston (SOAS), Peter Andreas Nielsen (Common Fund for Commodities and SOAS Alumna, and Hannah Bargawi (SOAS)SOAS Economics has been leading teaching and research in Political Economy, Development Economics and Heterodox Economics and has participated in core policy debates, including those on sustainable deve…
 
Monica Heller est professeure en anthropologie linguistique à l’Université de Toronto (Canada). Émilie Urbain est professeure adjointe de linguistique au département de français de l’Université Carleton. Elles sont bilingues (français/anglais). Elles ont grandi et travaillent dans des zones périphériques des marchés linguistiques dominants de produ…
 
This month, Kylie [0:50] kicks off our conversation by reflecting on our blog about racism in sport and asks us about the ethics of ad targeting on social media. This comes after we decided to try boosting the blog post through a paid Facebook advertisement, since we felt this was a topic that needed to be discussed in the broader community. “What …
 
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