We at the Blavatnik School of Government would like to congratulate our founding donor Len Blavatnik for being awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this weekend.
The official statement says: “For over a decade [Len Blavatnik] has built a record of outstanding personal philanthropy in the UK to education, cultural and charitable causes including a commitment in 2010 of £75 million to Oxford University to establish the Blavatnik School of Government.”
Award for Kate Orkin’s role in keeping millions out of poverty
Faculty member Kate Orkin has won the ESRC award for Outstanding Public Policy Impact, for her role advising the South African government during COVID-19 and beyond. She influenced £4.87 billion in spending that helped 28.5 million people and saved 5.5 million from extreme poverty.
The Chandler Papers: the world’s anti-corruption efforts need a reset, say experts
A unique group of global experts today called for a reset on anti-corruption efforts, as the first in a ground-breaking series of papers highlighting strategies to dislodge entrenched corruption was published.