"Sustainable Growth in a Globalising World -- Not Whether, But How to Participate in the Global Economy"

This Jubilee Lecture for the 25th birthday of its European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) was part of the 14th EADI General Conference "Responsible Development in a Polycentric World: Inequality, Citizenship and the Middle Classes" (Monday, 23 June 2014, 5pm).

Dr Julius Mugwagwa, Research Fellow at The Open University on how to get more from each dollar spent on health in development. http://dpp.open.ac.uk/people/julius-m...

His research focuses on two countries in Africa (South Africa and Zimbabwe) and on two global health funders, the Gates Foundation and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. 

The aim of the research is to identify how decisions on health spending can be more imaginative and impactful in the current era of financial stress. In layman's terms, it is about how to make every dollar deliver more, and how to get 'more for less'.

Professor of International Development Giles Mohan gave his inaugural lecture, Making Space for African Development

More than 100 people heard Professor Mohan bring his academic rigour, passion and personal engagement to argue:

Professor Giles Mohan, Open University, UK, lead researcher for a China-Africa project on oil and economic development supported by the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP). For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1FK0Gfy

Dr Dinar Kale, Senior Lecturer in International Development and Innovation, examines the problem of inadequate medical equipment, which is donated to African health centres, and is often unused. The issue is referred to as ‘a mismatch' between supply and demand by the World Health Organisation. 

Dr Kale’s research is focused on India, which, as the biggest supplier of generic drugs to developing countries, should be capable of producing the type of medical devices the Global South requires, but which has been so far constraint by red tape. 
Dinar Kale's profile: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/internati...
Dr Kale’s research is a part of International Development research at The Open University.