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ISSUE 8 - MARCH 2018
New insights on refugee economies
The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) has published a new report, Refugee Economies in Kenya. The report compares socio-economic outcomes for refugees and the surrounding host communities, drawing on over 4,300 survey responses from Nairobi and the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
African governance programme
ODID academics are participating in a new research programme, the Oxford Martin Programme on African Governance, which will investigate how better governance can foster more inclusive growth in Africa, create more jobs for its young population and improve social services and infrastructure.
IMI relaunches as network
The International Migration Institute (IMI), which was based at ODID between 2006 and 2017, has now relaunched as 'IMIn', an international network bringing
together scholars of migration. Visit their new website to find out more.
Young Lives report on child work
Young Lives have published a new report, Responding to children’s work: Evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, part of a summative series drawing on their research from the past 15 years. Read the report here.
OPHI and UNDP unify on MPI
The UNDP’s Human Development Report Office (HDRO) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) have agreed to adjust and unify their methodologies on multidimensional poverty measurement. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh has released the first state-level MPI in India.
Religion and NGOs
We ran a blog series on Religion and NGOs, with posts exploring Christian missionaries and indigenous cultures in Cambodia, interfaith partnership in Indonesia, relations between religious and secular NGOs in the slums of Bangkok and Islamic aid and soft diplomacy in Myanmar.
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A new book edited by Raufu Mustapha and David Ehrhardt analyses the complexities of the Christian-Muslim conflict that threatens the fragile democracy of Nigeria, and explores implications for global peace and security.

Creed and Grievance: Muslim-Christian Relations & Conflict Resolution in Northern Nigeria is published by Boydell and Brewer.

With 2018 marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, the latest issue of Forced Migration Review explores new insights and continuing challenges relating to the displacement of millions of Syrians both internally and in neighbouring countries. What we learn from responses to this large-scale, multi-faceted displacement is relevant to other situations of displacement beyond and within the Middle East.

FMR 57: Syrians in displacement


Masooda Bano and Emi Ferra (2018) Family versus school effect on individual religiosity: Evidence from Pakistan, International Journal of Educational Development
Jonathan Bright and John Gledhill (2018) A Divided Discipline? Mapping Peace and Conflict Studies in International Studies Perspectives
Gina Crivello and Patricia Espinoza Revollo (2018) ‘Care labour as temporal vulnerability in woman-child relations’, in Rachel Rosen and Katherine Twamley (eds) Feminism and the Politics of Childhood, UCL Press
Santiago Cueto, Alejandra Miranda and Juan Leon (2018) ‘Classroom composition and its association with students’ achievement and socioemotional characteristics in Peru’ in Sue Swaffield and Sally Thomas (eds) Educational Assessment in Latin America, Routledge
Dan Hodgkinson (2018) 'Subversive Communities and the "Rhodesian Sixties": An Exploration of Transnational Protests, 1965–1973', in Chen Jian, Martin Klimke, Masha Kirasirova, Mary Nolan, Marilyn Young and Joanna Waley-Cohen (eds) The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties, Routledge
Valerie Mueller, Cheryl Doss & Agnes Quisumbing (2018) 'Youth Migration and Labour Constraints in African Agrarian Households' in Journal of Development Studies
Tom Scott-Smith (2018) ‘Paradoxes of Resilience: A Review of the World Disasters Report 2016’, Development and Change
Suman Seth and Maria Emma Santos (2018) ‘Multidimensional Inequality and Human Development’, OPHI Working Paper 114

Renu Singh, Ranjana Kesarwani and Protap Mukherjee (2018) ‘I Will Achieve Everything on My Own’: The Association Between Early Psychosocial Skills and Educational Progression Through Adolescence in India’, Young Lives Working Paper 175
Milo Vandemoortele (2018) ‘Inequality in Attainment From Early Childhood to Adolescence Longitudinal Evidence From Ethiopia’, Young Lives Working Paper No 177
Frances Winter (2018) Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Girls and Young Women: Evidence from Young Lives, Young Lives Policy Brief 33
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In response to the Cambridge Analytica revelations, Robin Cohen suggested that a radically different way of choosing our political representatives – sortition combined with a system of 'filtration' – might offer a solution that would make digital electoral fraud both uneconomic and pointless.

DPhil Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen offered some critical reflections on the Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement, recently agreed during a two-day conference in Berlin. Read the post.

Liza Benny explored what the new Young Lives data visualizations can tell us about the causes of stunting and patterns of physical growth among children and young people in the four countries they study. Find out more.

Newton International Fellow Emre Eren Korkmaz examined the ethical, political and legal implications of Artificial Intelligence for the sustainability policies of transnational corporations towards their global supply chains. Read the post.  

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Call for Papers: Future of Salafism
This conference, which will take place in December in Oxford, is jointly hosted by the Changing Structures of Islamic Authority project at ODID and the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. See the Call for Papers – abstracts due by 15 June.
ODS Annual Lecture
*NEW DATE* Frances Stewart, Professor Emeritus of Development Economics at ODID, will deliver the 2018 Oxford Development Studies Annual Lecture: 'Advancing Human Development', on 15 May at the department. Find out more, including how to register, here.
Photo credits: © Young Lives / Sarika Gulati (child work); Catherine Scheer (NGOs and religion); Umar Nasir 2011 (Quran)
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