Development Horizons: Future Directions for Research and Policy

8 November 2006 - 30 January 2007
Event Series
The Institute of Development Studies (IDS), the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) co-hosted a series of jointly hosted public meetings which examined current and future directions for research and policy in six key areas of development.

Work in various forms is being carried out on all six themes by all three institutes. One institute ‘led’ each meeting, providing a speaker who presented both on current institutional research in that area, and gave some thoughts for future directions.

This was followed by comments from discussants from each of the other two institutes, who responded with reference both to their own research, as well as their thoughts for the future.

There was also be a special meeting in the middle of the series, which celebrated the life and work of Professor Sir Hans Singer, and used his ideas to build a new conversation about the future of international development.

State Building and Fragile States

Public event | 15 December 2006 13:00 - 14:30 GMT+00

This was the fifth meeting in the joint IDS, IIED and ODI 'Development Horizons' series. Verena Fritz and Diana Cammack made presentations, Lorenzo Cotula from IIED and Andrew Rosser from IDS acted as discussants and Simon Maxwell, Director of ODI,...

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Aid Architecture

Public event | 6 December 2006 13:00 - 14:30 GMT+00

The fourth meeting in the 'Development Horizons' series was led by ODI and discussed aid architecture.

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Climate Change

Public event | 22 November 2006 13:00 - 14:30 GMT+00

This event gave an overview of the climate change debate, looked forward to the Nairobi Conference of the Parties (CoP) and looked at future research areas and challenges.

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Public event | 8 November 2006 13:00 - 14:30 GMT+00

The opening meeting of the 'Development Horizons: Future Directions for Research and Policy' series was led by IIED and covered the topic of Urbanisation.

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