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ISSUE 31 - JANUARY 2022
HIGHLIGHTS

New study on rural MPI
A new report jointly authored by OPHI and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations articulates a conceptual framework for measuring multidimensional poverty in rural areas, and develops a rural Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). Read more.

New Global Soldiers website
Our Global Soldiers in the Cold War project - a joint project with the University of Sussex focusing on the men and women of the Cold War-era liberation armies in southern Africa and the global exchanges of ideas that shaped them - now has a website. Visit it here.

SDG Lab launched
A new Oxford SDG Impact Lab has been launched to enable graduate students to work with business, engaging in research that will further the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Lab was launched in partnership with easyJet holidays. Find out more.

Expert testimony in rights case
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has found Argentina responsible for the forced disappearance of two Uruguayan political exiles in the 1970s in a case that included evidence collected as part of her research by Departmental Lecturer Francesca Lessa. Read more

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EVENTS
Don't miss the next events in our Climate Change and the Challenge of Development Lecture series:

Climate change, agrarian transformation, and the origins of COVID-19 Speaker: Dr Li Zhang, University of California, Irvine 

When: Friday 18 February, 5pm UK time 
Where: Online via Zoom: register

Indian farmers' struggle and climate change: Defending small farming against agro-business takeover 
Speaker: Professor Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes University 

When: Friday 25 February, 5pm UK time 
Where: ODID, 3 Mansfield Road Oxford Ox1 3TB (University members only) and online via Zoom: register

NEW PUBLICATIONS
ARTICLES & CHAPTERS

Ambler, Kate, Cheryl Doss, Caitlin Kieran and Simone Passarelli (2022) 'Spousal concordance in joint and separate households: Survey evidence from Nepal'World Development 

Bachleitner, Kathrin (2021) ‘Collective identities amid war and displacement: Syrians and Syrian refugees re-imagine their country’, Nations and Nationalism

Bachleitner, Kathrin, and Toby Matthiesen (2021) ‘Introduction: Belonging to Syria. National identifications before and after 2011’, Nations and Nationalism

Bircan, Tuba, and Emre Eren Korkmaz (2021) 'Big data for whose sake? Governing migration through artificial intelligence'Nature Humanities and Social Science Communication

Chang, Grace, Marta Favara and Rafael Novella (2022) ‘The origins of cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills: The long-term effect of in-utero rainfall shocks in India’, Economics & Human Biology

Dirksen, Jakob, and Sabina Alkire (2021) ‘Children and multidimensional poverty: Four measurement strategies’, OPHI Working Paper No 138

Fu, Xiaolan, Pervez Ghauri, Nwamaka Ogbonna and Xiaoqiang Xing) (2022) 'Platform-based business model and entrepreneurs from Base of the Pyramid'Technovation

James, Myfanwy (2022) 'Humanitarian fables: morals, meanings and consequences for humanitarian practice'Third World Quarterly

James, Myfanwy, Joseph Grace Kasereka and Shelley Lees (2021) 'The Politics of the Second Vaccine: Debates Surrounding Ebola Vaccine Trials in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo'Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2021) 'Ahead of the policy curve: migrants harnessing tech to survive'. In Research Handbook on International Migration and Digital Technology, Edward Elgar

Lemay, Isabelle (2021) 'Theorizing the Life and Death of Moments of Openness toward Refugees in the Global North: The Case of Germany during the 2015–2016 Refugee “Crisis”'Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies

Sharma, Amogh (2022) '"Mr. Clean" and his "computer boys": technology, technocracy, and de-politicisation in the Indian National Congress (1981–1991)'Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
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IN THE MEDIA
Young Lives wrote about their innovative use of GPS as part of their longitudinal study in a new blog post. You can also watch a presentation about the approach by Maria de los Angeles Molina at the 2022 CLOSER conference here
Nikita Sud took part in a BBC World Service panel on copper, which is central to modern industry and the global economy but is also decimating communities in the Global South where it is mined and refined. Listen here
Corneliu Bjola was interviewed by Microsoft news about how the pandemic forced a change in diplomatic practice to embrace digital, and discussed the pros and cons of the new hybrid approach. Read it here.
Emre Eren Korkmaz wrote about governments' increasing use of surveillance technology to reinforce their borders and the impact on refugees for Red Pepper. Read it here.
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