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New Young Lives findings
Young Lives have published the findings of their second phone survey, showing that the knock-on effects of COVID are impacting young people living in rural areas and in the poorest households most in their study countries, with many reporting high levels of anxiety and depression.

Vulnerability index in Honduras
The Government of Honduras has launched a Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI), developed in partnership with OPHI, to provide electronic vouchers for food, medicines and biosafety equipment targeted at those hit hardest by the pandemic.

New book chosen among best of 2020 
A forthcoming book by Professor Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, The Costs of Inequality in Latin America: Lessons and Warnings for the Rest of the World has been selected as one of the best economics books of 2020 by Martin Wolf of the Financial Times. 

Xiaolan Fu speaks on STI and COVID
Xiaolan Fu spoke at a joint UN General Assembly and ECOSOC meeting on 'Developing Sustainable Infrastructure and Utilizing Science and Technology in Response to COVID-19'. Access the programme and concept note.

ODID wins Athena Bronze award 
We are delighted to have been successful in our application for an Athena Swan Bronze award, which recognises departmental efforts in promoting gender equality and provides a framework for future action. The award forms part of broader efforts to promote diversity. 

Film about refugee shelter wins AHRC prize
Shelter without Shelter, a documentary by Tom Scott-Smith of the RSC with Mark E Breeze of Cambridge University, has won the Best Research Film award in the 2020 AHRC Research in Film awards. Watch the excerpt above and read more. 
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A new book by Xiaolan Fu investigates the nature, drivers, and sources of innovation in Africa by examining the channels for effective diffusion of innovation in and to Africa under institutional, resource and affordability constraints.

Xiaolan Fu (2020) Innovation Under the Radar: The Nature and Sources of Innovation in Africa, Cambridge University Press

A new book co-edited by Corneliu Bjola explores the impact of digital technologies, with a focus on social media, for one of the major actors in international affairs, namely international organisations (IOs).

Bjola, Corneliu, and Ruben Zaiotti (eds) (2020) Digital Diplomacy and International Organisation: Autonomy, Legitimacy and Contestation, Routledge

The latest issue of Forced Migration Review explores some of the shortcomings in refugee status determination systems worldwide, as well as the challenges faced by different actors and the consequences for asylum seekers and refugees. It also includes a feature reflecting on the 2018–20 GP20 Plan of Action for IDPs.

Forced Migration Review 65: Recognising refugees


Avenyo, Elvis Korku, and Gideon Ndubuisi (2020) 'Coping during COVID-19: Family businesses and social assistance in Nigeria', Covid Economics

Chatterjee, Mihika (2020) ‘Non-farm futures and the dispossessed: mapping manual labour in an industrial area in India’, Journal of Peasant Studies
Corsi, Simone, Xiaolan Fu, and Cintia Külzer‐Sacilotto (2020) 'Boundary Spanning Roles in Cross-border University-Industry Collaboration: the Case of Chinese Multinational Corporations', R&D Management  

Dachs, Bernhard, Xiaolan Fu and Angela Jäger (2020) 'The diffusion of industrial robots: Contribution to the Routledge Handbook of Smart Technologies', TMCD Working Paper No 082

Doss, Cheryl, and Ruth Meinzen-Dick (2020) ‘Land tenure security for women: A conceptual framework’, Land Use Policy

Fu, Xiaolan, and Pervez Ghauri (2020) ‘Trade in intangibles and the global trade imbalance’, The World Economy

Fu, Xiaolan (2020) 'Digital transformation of global value chains and sustainable post-pandemic recovery', Transnational Corporations

Gollin, Douglas, Martina Kirchberger and David Lagakos (2020) ‘Do Urban Wage Premia Reflect Lower Amenities? Evidence from Africa’, Journal of Urban Economics 

Gollin, Douglas, and Christopher Udry (2020) 'Heterogeneity, Measurement Error, and Misallocation: Evidence from African Agriculture', Journal of Political Economy 

Vériter, Sophie L, Corneliu Bjola and Joachim A Koops (2020) ‘Tackling COVID-19 Disinformation: Internal and External Challenges for the European Union’, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
Sud, Nikita (2020) 'Making the political, and doing politics: Unfixed land in an Amoebal Zone in India', Journal of Peasant Studies 

Sud, Nikita (2020) 'The Actual Gujarat Model: Authoritarianism, Capitalism, Hindu Nationalism and Populism in the Time of Modi', Journal of Contemporary Asia
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Social Assistance and Climate Adaptation: Impacts and Design
Professor Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan
23 October 2020

We were delighted to host Professor Arun Agrawal of the University of Michigan for the first talk in our new Climate Change and the Challenges of Development series this term. Watch the video:
Democracy after Right-Wing Populism
Jan-Werner Müller

18 November 2020
The 2020 annual Harrell-Bond lecture was delivered by Professor Jan-Werner Müller of Princeton University. Watch the video: 
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