Drawing on child labour debates from Latin America, Jean Grugel (Geography, OU) sheds light on the impact of global rights-based norms in local contexts and explores the trend to international standard setting for what 'development' means.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!b2a351...

Linking analytical perspectives on NGOs’ roles, social justice and the neoliberalisation of nature, Les Levidow (DPP, OU) investigates the alliances around approaches to natural capital and how these link environment and development issues.

http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!a25643...

As part of the OU's Spotlight series, Visiting Professor Smita Srinivas (TCLab, Columbia University, New York) and IKD Deputy Director Theo Papaioannou are interviewed by Julius Mugwagwa about their collaboration on inclusive innovation and development research. An edited version of the interview is also available.

http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/podcasts/spotlight-inclusive-innovation-and-de...

 

As part of the OU's Getting to Know podcast series, members of MCT, including IKD's Julius Mugwagwa and Dinar Kale, provide a short introduction to their research and teaching. Both Julius and Dinar's work centres on the provision of affordable and appropriate healthcare in developing countries. 

To watch: http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/podcasts/getting-know-mathematics-computing-te...

In her inaugural lecture, Professor Hazel Johnson looks behind changes in the world economy, rising powers and new technologies to reveal the struggles of individuals, groups and organisations to improve their livelihoods. In the process she enables us to see their agency, and the opportunities and contradictions in interventions aimed at changing their conditions.

To watch: http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/podcasts/engaging-international-development

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