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Focus on poverty reduction
OPHI and the Multidimensional Poverty Peer Network held a Side Event during the SDG Summit at the 74th UN General Assembly, where 19 high-level speakers shared their experiences of using multidimensional poverty indices to lead progress in the Sustainable Development Goals. Find out more.

Spotlight on No Go World
Anthropology collective Allegra Lab ran a four-day online book forum exploring Ruben Andersson’s new book, No Go World – which examines why and how the world is being remapped into zones of danger and security – with three academics reviewing the book over three days, followed by Ruben’s response.

Shelter without shelter
You can now watch a trailer for the brilliant new documentary by Tom Scott-Smith and Mark Breeze about refugee shelters - the experience of designing them and the reality of living in them. Find out more and sign up for updates here.

Top prize for DPhil Felipe Roa-Clavijo
Our recently completed DPhil student Felipe Roa-Clavijo has won one of Colombia’s most prestigious social science prizes for his doctoral research examining negotiations in the agri-food sector in Colombia and the implications for food production and provisioning

Cheryl Doss named Honorary Fellow

Cheryl Doss was named an Honorary Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) at the association's 6th conference in Abuja, where she also delivered the Memorial Address on rural household behaviour.

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Tanguy Bernard, Cheryl Doss, Melissa Hidrobo, Jessica Hoel, Caitlin Kieran (2019) 'Ask me why: Patterns of intrahousehold decision-making', World Development

Catherine Briddick (2019) ‘Some other(ed) 'refugees'?: women seeking asylum under refugee and human rights law’. In Satvinder Singh Juss (ed) Research Handbook on International Refugee Law, Elgar

Gina Crivello, Jo Boyden and Alula Pankhurst (2019) ‘“Motherhood in childhood”: generational change in Ethiopia’, Feminist Encounters

Dan Hodgkinson (2019) 'The Mnangagwa era? Periodisation and politics in Zimbabwe', Journal of Southern African Studies.

Stephan Klasen and Carlos Villalobos (2019) 'Diverging identification of the poor: A non-random process. Chile 1992–2017', OPHI Working Paper No 128

Naohiko Omata and Dunya Habash, with Nuha Abdo (2019) 'Integration of resettled Syrian refugees in Oxford: Preliminary study in 2018', RSC Working Paper No 129

Anne-Line Rodriguez (2019) ‘Exploring assumptions behind “voluntary” returns from North AfricaRSC Research Brief No 13

Roger Zetter (2019) 'Theorizing the refugee humanitarian-development nexus: a political-economy analysis', Journal of Refugee Studies
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An article in The Economist discussed Douglas Gollin’s work, with Casper Worm Hansen and Asger Wingender of the University of Copenhagen, on the impact of high-yielding crops in the developing world .
Adeel Malik wrote a blog post about his new co-edited book, which uses newly available data to create a detailed picture of the nature, extent and implications of 'crony capitalism' in the Middle East. Read the post.
Robtel Neajai Pailey commented on Ghana's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the slave trade in the US as a guest on BBC's Weekend. Listen to the broadcast.
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Photo credits: Raúl Nájera on Unsplash (No Go World); Alisdare Hickson/Flickr CC BY NC ND (crony capitalism).
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