Behind the Leader: Dr Eleanor Carter on being a European Young Leader
Dr Eleanor Carter, Research Director at the Government Outcomes Lab, talks to Jessica Reedy about her experience of leadership, being a woman in academia, and working with governments.
Jacinda Ardern: The legacy of a leader in New Zealand and beyond
What is next for New Zealand following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern? MPP student Anne Lim examines Ardern's influence at home and abroad and the challenges facing the country's new Prime Minister.
Cash politics: the impact of the currency redesign policy on Nigeria’s 2023 General Election
In October, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria announced that the highest denominations of Nigerian currency would be redesigned. MPP student Ayodele Awi assesses the impact this could have on Nigeria's general election given the dominance of ‘cash politics’.
The brain drain of healthcare professionals in Nigeria: The buck stops with government
Nigeria's health sector faces an exodus of skilled workers. Adebisi Adenipekun makes recommendations to address the push and pull factors leading Nigerian healthcare professionals to emigrate abroad.
How one Chinese local government deals with the effect of COVID-19 policy on the economy: the case of Yibin
How has China, one of the countries with the strictest COVID-19 prevention policies, balanced pandemic prevention and control with economic development? The city of Yibin in Sichuan province provides an interesting example.
In defence of non-alignment
As the US and China divide the world into allies and enemies, many smaller countries are resisting pressure to take sides. It is wiser to navigate rising economic nationalism without unconditionally adopting the foreign-policy preferences of superpowers.
Budget well, do your research and don’t give up! Thinking creatively to fund your year on the Master of Public Policy
Securing funding for your master's can be stressful. MPP alumna Nina Bengtsson (2021) explains how she obtained funding from a range of different sources and shares tips on how to navigate this process.
Kenya, Pakistan and Brazil show the power of South-South exchanges in education
Following a meeting of educational leaders from Kenya, Pakistan and Brazil in Northeast Brazil, João Pedro Caleiro reflects on the importance of South-South cooperation in the field of education to build transnational networks and improve learning practices.
Focus on: Climate crisis
Climate and legitimacy, who is right in the Anthropocene?
Following the arrest of Greta Thunberg at a climate protest in Germany, MPP student Baudouin De Hemptinne asks if the climate crisis is forcing us to reimagine the legitimacy of actions by both state actors and protestors.
More mining cooperation, not less, would be needed in the run up to carbon neutrality
Though phasing down the role of global mining industries may seem like a logical step in the journey to carbon neutrality, MPP alumnus Yanzhu Zhang argues that more mining cooperation will be needed in the first instance to produce the technology and capacity required for the clean energy transition.
Towards a green trade strategy for Africa
The future of trade is green, and the future of trade is African. But with the global economy increasingly shaped by geopolitical and climate imperatives, how can the continent best advance its development goals?