Limits without Scarcity.

Professor Giorgos Kallis revisits the notion of limits. Although since Malthus limits and scarcity have been used as the justification of what has been framed as their opposite – growth and progress – de-growth environmentalism calls for collective self-limitation as the only way towards egalitarian abundance.

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

Innovative Spending in Health: Unpacking the Global Evidence

Based on findings from his 3-year ESRC-funded project, Innovative Spending in Global Health, Julius Mugwagwa analyses evidence from South Africa, the UK and Zimbabwe, before exploring the theoretical, policy and practice implications, particularly for inclusive and sustainable health.

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

Informality as a Continuum: Evidence from Four Furniture Manufacturing Clusters in Kenya

Currently, firms tend to be classified as belonging to the formal or informal sector. Using evidence from furniture manufacturing firms in Kenya, Richmond Atta-Ankomah argues that the informal sector is inherently heterogeneous and informality is best described as a continuum.

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

 

As the President of Africa's largest trading partner, China visits Africa, speculations are rife as to the amount of deals expected to be inked during his visit. To discuss what will shape China-Africa trade relations next year; CNBC Africa is joined by Ross Harvey, Chief Executive of South Africa Institute of International Affairs and Giles Mohan, Professor of International Development at the Open University.

http://www.cnbcafrica.com/video/?bctid=4654822347001

he panel discuss the two newly published books Just Give Money to the Poor and What Works for the Poorest . This event - Just give money to the poor and what works for the poorest. 

Dr. Joseph Hanlon, senior Lecturer,Development Policy and Practice at Open University is one of the participant and author of Just Give Money to the Poor. 

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