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Blavatnik School appoints Rachel Kyte as Visiting Professor of Practice as COP 28 begins
As COP 28 begins in the United Arab Emirates, the Blavatnik School of Government is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Visiting Professor of Practice, Rachel Kyte. Rachel is Dean Emerita of The Fletcher School at Tufts University, the first woman to lead the United States’ oldest graduate-only school of global affairs, and brings with her a wealth of expertise in climate change and sustainable development.
Journal article on measuring digital inclusion
Focusing on the internet as a foundational technology, this paper sets out a framework of core components of digital inclusion—including access/use, quality of access/use, affordability, and digital skills. The paper then surveys the ways these components are currently measured in household and firm surveys and by international organisations.
Partnership with UN on new tool to mitigate the impacts of armed conflict
An eight year partnership between the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) and an Oxford University team, led by Dr Annette Idler, has produced a new conflict analysis tool aiming to aid the understanding, tracing, and forecasting of changes in conflicts across the world.
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.
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CJ Challenges Engineers to Help Block Ghana’s Infrastructure Development Losses
Ghana’s Chief Justice, Gertrude Torkornoo, has urged engineers to make ethical principles a priority in their work to block the losses the country incurs in infrastructural development. The call is backed by a study conducted in Ghana between 2014 and 2017 by Dr Martin Williams, which estimated that Ghana loses up to US$25 million annually via unfinished projects.
New paper by Janina Dill suggests Ukrainians oppose Russian control and territorial concessions, regardless of the costs
‘At Any Cost: How Ukrainians Think about Self-Defense Against Russia’, published in the American Journal of Political Science, analyses a survey of 1,160 Ukrainians in July 2022.
Teachers, technology, and trajectories: New findings on improving systems of education
CGD's David Evans offers a handy round-up of the research presented at the final RISE Annual Conference. Read his summary of the latest evidence on effective education in the developing world.
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