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New DPhil in Migration Studies
ODID, together with the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, have just launched a new DPhil in Migration Studies, to admit students from 2019/20. The degree will draw on expertise at the RSC and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society. Find out more.
OPHI/UNDP launch 2018 MPI
OPHI and the UN Development Program launched the 2018 Multidimensional Poverty Index at the UN General Assembly. Figures showed that 1.3 billion people are living in multidimensional poverty, half of them children - but that the poverty rate nearly halved in India over a 10-year period.
Comparing refugee outcomes
The Refugee Economies programme at the RSC has published a new report, with the World Food Programme, which compares outcomes for refugees in two settlements in Kenya which broadly follow two different approaches to assistance: a ‘self-reliance model' and an ‘aid model’. Access the report.
Indian classroom videos
Young Lives have put a series of video clips online, drawing on a Classroom Observation study carried out in 2017-18 in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The clips offer a foundation upon which to start a discussion about school effectiveness and teacher classroom practices.
Marie Godin wins BA Fellowship
Marie Godin has won a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship to research ‘Refugees, social protection and digital technologies in times of the “refugee crisis”’. Marie was previously a Research Officer on the IMI's Mobile Welfare project. Find out more.
Best African Studies thesis
Simukai Chigudu, Associate Professor of African Politics, has won the 2018 Audrey Richards Prize, awarded biennially for the best doctoral thesis in African Studies successfully examined in a British institution of higher education. Simukai did his DPhil at ODID on the politics of Zimbabwe’s 2008-09 cholera outbreak.
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A new book by Associate Professor Joerg Friedrichs investigates India’s approach to Hindu–Muslim relations in order to explore what lessons might be learnt for Europe. The book is based on extensive interviews and incorporates a wide range of perspectives: Hindu and Muslim, religious and secular, moderate and militant.


Elisabetta Aurino & Virginia Morrow (2018) Food prices were high, and the dal became watery”. Mixed-method evidence on household food insecurity and children’s diets in India, World Development
Masooda Bano (2018) 'Religion and female empowerment: evidence from Pakistan and northern Nigeria', Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement.
Liza Benny, Jo Boyden & Mary Penny (2018) Early is best but it's not always too late: Evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, Summative Report. Oxford: Young Lives.
Gina Crivello, Jen Roest, Uma Vennam, Renu Singh, and Frances Winter (2018) Marital and Fertility Decision-making: The Lived Experiences of Adolescents and Young Married Couples in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India, Research Report, Oxford: Young Lives.
Georgia Cole (2018) '“But if locals are poorer than you, how would you justify additional help?”: Rethinking the purpose of sensitive interview questions', Refugee Survey Quarterly.

Andrew Dawes & Colin Tredoux (2018) ‘Predictors of mathematics and literacy skills at 15 years old in Ethiopia, Peru and Vietnam, Young Lives Working Paper No 179
Patricia Espinoza Revollo & Catherine Porter (2018) ‘Evolving Time Use of Children Growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, 2006-2016’, Young Lives Working Paper No 180.
Marta Favara, Grace Chang and Alan Sánchez (2018) No longer children: What do Young Lives children do when they grow up? Transitions to post-secondary education and the labour market, Research Report, Oxford: Young Lives.
Matthew Gibney (2018) 'The ethics of refugees', Philosophy Compass.
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Paul Dornan, Senior Policy Officer at Young Lives, wrote an interesting post reflecting on what has been learnt about 'pathways' to impact from the Young Lives study, and what particular kinds of impact longitudinal studies can offer. Find out more.

Amid the latest UN General Assembly meeting, three years on from the launch of the SDGs, alumnus Niaz Asadullah and Antonio Savoia reflect on the experience of one country, Bangladesh, which has made unexpected progress in many areas of the Global Goals. Read the post.

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Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture
Pierre Krähenbühl, UNRWA Commissioner-General, will deliver the 2018 Harrell-Bond Lecture titled 'In a troubled and polarized Middle-East: challenges for Palestine refugees and UNRWA' on Thursday 18 October at Magdalen College, Oxford. Find out more, including how to register, here.

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Photographs: Azim Khan Ronnie / COMPAS Photography Competition (DPhil in Migration Studies); Refugee Studies Centre (refugee outcomes).
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