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New Mobility Governance Lab
The challenges and opportunities of human mobility in the Global South are the focus of a new joint project just launched by ODID and the African Centre for Migration & Society at Wits University - the Mobility Governance Lab. Read more.

RSC team win ESRC Impact Prize
Alexander Betts and Evan Easton-Calabria of the Refugee Studies Centre with RSC associate Kate Pincock won the ESRC’s Outstanding International Impact prize for their work on refugee-led organisations as providers of social protection. Read more.

How to accelerate vaccine production
A new article by Xiaolan Fu, Diego Sánchez-Ancochea and colleagues sets out a proposal to increase vaccine production in the Global South through joint ventures between global vaccine manufacturers and local pharmaceutical companies. Read more.

Oxford Pakistan Programme
Adeel Malik has played a key role in the creation of a new initiative to promote academic links between Oxford and Pakistan, including graduate scholarships for deserving students, visiting fellowships for Pakistani faculty members and special lectures. Read more

New Leverhulme award
Our Departmental Lecturer David Jackman has won a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for a new project that will examine the changing character of political authority in the southwest of Bangladesh and the role of violent non-state actors. Read more

Conference on digital technology
The Technology and Management Centre for Development hosted a high-level conference to disseminate the findings of its IMODEL project, which examines the role of digital technology in improving the lives of marginalised communities. Read more

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Our 2021 Annual Report is now online! With features on: gendered violence in Gurgaon; the impact of COVID on families in the Young Lives study; the new Refugee-led Research hub; the OxValue.AI spinout; OPHI's new Executive Education programme; and impact & engagement work by Tom Scott-Smith. Plus new publications, research awards, event highlights, honours and awards, and more.

Forced Migration Review issue 68 includes a major feature on Externalisation. With States increasingly taking action beyond their own borders to prevent the arrival of refugees and asylum seekers, it examines the consequences for protection. A second feature focuses on Mobility and agency for those living in protracted displacement, produced in collaboration with the TRAFIG research project.


Yamini Aiyar, Vincy Davis, Gokulnath Govindan and Taanya Kapoor (2021) Rewriting the Grammar of the Education System: Delhi’s Education Reform (A Tale of Creative Resistance and Creative Disruption), Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE)
Jocelyn Alexander (2021) ’The Noisy Silence of Gukurahundi: Truth, Recognition and Belonging’, Journal of Southern African Studies
Sabina Alkire and M Apablaza with A-C Guio (2021) ‘Chronic multidimensional poverty in Europe’. In A-C Guio, E Marlier and B Nolan (eds) (2021) Improving the Understanding of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe, 2021 edition. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg
Cornleiu Bjola (2021) ‘Digital diplomacy as world disclosure: the case of the COVID-19 pandemic’, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy
Jo Boyden, Gina Crivello, Andrew Dawes and Catherine Porter (2021) Designing Comparative, Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Research: Learning from Young Lives, Young Lives

Catherine Briddick (2021) ‘When does migration law discriminate against women?’, AJIL Unbound 

Catherine Briddick and Cathryn Costello (2021) ‘Introduction to the Symposium on Undoing Discriminatory Borders’, AJIL Unbound 

X Fu, P Ghauri, J Lu and S Kabir (2021) 'The role of digital technology in improving the lives of marginalised communities during the Covid-19 pandemic', IMODEL Policy Brief No 2, Technology and Management Centre for Development

X Fu, P Ghauri, J Lu and S Kabir (2021) 'Short-video platform innovation inspires marginalised communities new ways to generate income', IMODEL Policy Brief No 3, Technology and Management Centre for Development

Myfanwy James (2021) ‘From Rebel to Humanitarian: Military Savoir Faire and Humanitarian Practice in Eastern DR Congo’, Development and Change
Myfanwy James (2021) ‘Humanitarian Shapeshifting: Navigation, Brokerage and Access in Eastern DR Congo’, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding

Emre Eren Korkmaz, Türkay Salim Nefes, Aiden Slavin, Roxana Akhmetova, Hüseyin Atakan Keskin, Johanna Bankston and Xiaolan Fu (2021) 'Digital Citizenship in Turkey' TMCD Working Paper No 83, Technology and Management Centre for Development
Adeel Malik and Vanessa Bouaroudj (2021) ‘The Predicament of Establishing Persistence: Slavery and Human Capital in Africa’, Journal of Historical Political Economy
Derya Ozkul and Rita Jarrous (2021) ‘How do refugees navigate the UNHCR’s bureaucracy? The role of rumours in accessing humanitarian aid and resettlement’, Third World Quarterly
Astrid Rasch and Minna Johanna Niemi and Jocelyn Alexander (2021) ‘Reading Repression and Resistance in Zimbabwean Literature’, Journal of Southern African Studies
Cory Rodgers (2021) ‘Community engagement in pastoralist areas: Lessons from the public dialogue process for a new refugee settlement in Turkana, Kenya’, Pastoralism
Rebecca Williamson, Magdalena Arias Cubas, Derya Ozkul, Cailin Maas, Chulhyo Kim, Elsa Koleth and Stephen Castles (2021) ‘Migration and social transformation through the lens of locality: a multi-sited study of experiences of neighbourhood transformation’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
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New Young Lives Director Cath Porter drew on the study’s longitudinal data to explore how climate shocks can impact education and learning, particularly for girls and young women, in a blog in the run-up to COP26. Read more.
Following recent tragic events in the English Channel when 27 people died trying to cross from France to the UK, Alexander Betts spoke to CNN's Amanpour and the BBC World Service to offer context and suggest possible solutions. 
Adeel Malik co-authored a blog for Broadstreet drawing on his long-running research project on Holy Muslim shrines and literacy in Pakistan, in particular the impact of Islamic mystical orders (Sufism) on long-run development. Read more.
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Photos: Loren Landau (MGL); Mokhtar Mohamed / ANISOM (vaccines).
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